2-Day Excel Power Query -
Automating Data Preparation Course
In Singapore (New & Exclusive)
This Excel Power Query training helps you transform data in ways you never thought were possible.
All our courses are not subsidised and non-claimable using SkillsFuture credits
Excel Power Query - Automating Data Preparation Course Overview
Power Query is an Excel business intelligence tool that allows you to import data from a variety of sources to be cleaned, transformed and reshaped as needed (ETL process). Available in Excel version 2016 and above (Power Query is not available on Mac operating systems), it can be utilised to solve any challenging data analysis problems instantly. Unfortunately, many Excel users have yet to discover its existence or are simply unsure about its functions, and therefore continue to do things in the traditional “labour intensive” manner, or in the “complex” way using complex formulas.
Using Excel Power Query allows you to enjoy:
- Quick processing and combination of data from different sources including Excel, text files, web data, online services, databases, and even documents stored in SharePoint folders.
- Replacement of complex formulas with a few simple clicks
- Efficient complex data transformation that usually requires a long time (e.g., unpivoting data).
Furthermore, your actions are recorded – so once you receive new data inputs, simply click ‘Refresh’!
And these are only just a few of many examples on how using Excel Power Query can improve your workflow and data analysis. Additionally, the knowledge and skills you learn through our Power Query training can also be applied to Power BI and Power Pivot.
Benefits of Excel Power Query
You may be wondering that these all sound great, but how exactly can you use this tool at work? Utilising Excel Power Query in your daily work can:
- Change the way you interact with data in Excel and shave off hours which can be used to explore your data, develop powerful insights, and make informed decisions.
- Effectively import and clean millions of rows of data into a data model for analysis.
- Reduce the amount of work that goes into converting, cleaning, formatting, deleting and changing the formats of your source data. This saves the working time required to update the data analysis worksheet.
- Easily create queries and data connections to multiple data sources and reports that will update when new data is added to the source.
- Help to automate tedious and repetitive tasks without writing a single programming code.
- Provide you with access to an array of powerful tools for transforming data all in one place.
- Save hours of time that would have been spent manually copying and pasting via the traditional method.
- Refresh your data quickly and easily with one click.
- Reduce time spent on manual tasks.
- Allow you to set up the query to be reused with a simple refresh.
You will find our Excel Power Query course a lot easier and fun than you may imagine. After your Power Query training, you will walk away with tools to solve real-world problems and make a positive impact in your work.
You might not know this, but in general, the more effort you put into learning something, the more rewarding it will get. However, with our Excel Power Query course, you will yield many rewards with just a little effort. Once again, this robust Excel tool will definitely blow you away with its data transformation capabilities.
Are you ready to undergo our Power Query training? Take your Excel skills to the next level and change the way you interact with this software forever. Access our guide on how to check and install Power Query here.
At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Import, clean, and transform large datasets from a variety of sources such as Excel, CSV and web data.
- Consolidate data from multiple Excel workbooks into one Table (or Pivot Table).
- Combine data from all files within a folder (and make exceptions as needed).
- Store the end result into Excel Data Model for further data analysis.
This course will benefit people who:
- Receive daily, weekly, or monthly data files which require consolidation into one table for analysis. Once the next period’s file is received, they can then use Power Query to connect to the folder and automatically add the new data to the consolidated table.
- Often search for Excel formulas online and wonder if there is an alternative method.
- Want to discover new ways to get work done faster with Excel.
- Work with big data using Excel.
- Are intrigued by the power dimension of Excel.
- Work with Excel reports, dashboards, and analysis, and spend countless hours preparing and cleaning up data from other Excel worksheets, financial systems, databases, websites, SharePoint, and other sources.
- Merge data using Vlookup or other lookup and reference functions.
- Are Excel users and are interested in automating the process of working with external data.
- Needs to combine data manually in Excel (with Power Query, you will no longer need to copy and paste).
- Get their data from CSV, text or XML files, or other Excel
- Are Excel users who work with data models.
This is a hands-on practical course. Our trainer will walk you through each topic step-by-step. Those undergoing our Power Query training will also be provided with exercise files to practice the application methods at every stage. A short Q & A session will be available after each topic.
Below are the list of things to prepare for the Excel Power Query course:
- PC/Windows operating system laptop (personal laptops are preferred as some company laptops may have restrictions in accessing the Internet or USB thumb drive)
- Laptop power adaptor
- USB mouse
- USB thumb drive or hard disk
- Software requirement: Microsoft Excel version 2016 – 2019 or Office 365 with Power Query installed.
- What is Power Query?
- Benefits of Power Query
- The Process
- Proper Data Set
- Analyse Large Data
- Connecting to Source Data
- Touring Power Query Editor
- Changing the Source Path
- Quick Insights on Data Quality & Distribution
- Working with Applied Step
- Changing Query Destination
- Source Data Refresh Options
- Handling Changes to Source
- Duplicate & Reference Query
- Query Dependencies
- Managing Query
- Text Transformation
- Sort & Remove Duplicates
- Number Transformation
- Working with Filter
- Column from Examples
- Conditional Grouping Column
- Conditional Column
- Aggregating Data using Group By
- Group By for All Rows
- Unpivot Column
- Pivot Column
- Date Transformation
- Creating Date from Text or Column
- Time Transformation
- Date & Number Error when Importing
- Add Custom Column
- Add Helper Step
- Adjust Filter to Dynamically Reference to Helper Step
- Create Dynamic Parameters using Drill Down
- Importing Data from a Website
- Importing Data from Google Sheets
- Append Data from Multiple Workbooks
- Combine All Files from Folder (with Table)
- Combine All Files from Folder (without Table)
- Combine All Data Sheets from a Workbook
- Combine All Data Sheets from Current Workbook
- Merge – Left & Right Outer Join
- Merge – Based on Multiple Columns
- Merge – Inner, Full & Anti Joins
- Merge – Fuzzy Match
- Messy to Proper Data
- Replacing Bulk Values
- Calculate Difference Between Current & Previous
- Approximate Match with Merge
- Assign Unique ID for Group
- Advanced Unpivot Techniques
- Advanced Pivot Techniques
- Extract Data from Forms
- Splitting a Large Excel Table
Our Dedicated Trainer
Having trained adult learners from both the public and private sectors, Alaster possesses a wealth of experience in IT training. In his pre-trainer years, Alaster has held many roles within the realm of software development, with a career that spans more than 12 years in the IT industry. Prior to being approved by People’s Association (PA), he was also an Associate Trainer within the Civil Service College. To date, he holds a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification and specialises in training Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Photoshop.
With his vast knowledge and commitment to staying up to date with emerging trends, tools, and technologies within the IT and software industry, Alaster is extensively involved in developing course outlines and materials that bring value to learners, and equip them with up-and-coming skills which are in demand in the workforce.
Through implementation of innovative and effective methods of imparting knowledge, Alaster is able to engage his learners in courses he conducts. A large part of his training regime focuses on providing practical solutions based on real-life problems, especially in the Excel courses he conducts – such as the Power Query training course. As an affable and engaging trainer, Alaster is always willing to aid his learners in navigating problematic scenarios using the skills acquired, even after course completion. Well-known and liked for his dedication, commitment and passion for training, Alaster is very much appreciated by his learners.
Those seeking to expand their knowledge within the areas of automating their data preparation tasks using Power Query in Excel can sign up for this training session.
For organisations applying with more than 2 learners, please download and complete the registration form.
All registration forms should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to course commencement. Many courses have pre-requisites, which are intended to foster a learner’s success in the course. Be sure to check out the necessary requirements before registering. Contact us for more information.
This course is not subsidised and non claimable using SkillsFuture credits.
Inclusive of coffee breaks with refreshments and bento / buffet lunch.
Bring Your Own Laptop Course.
Call us for a group rebate when you register in a group of 6 or more.
Absentees will be charged the full course fee.
2 days, 9:00am – 5:00pm
(14 hrs, exclude lunch break)
If you have a group of 6 or more preparing for the same course, you can opt for your own closed class at a date of your choice, subject to trainer’s availability.
Please note that closed class is not customised class.
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