CHAPTER 8

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Power Query

Microsoft Power Query for Excel is a data-discovery tool for importing data from a wide variety of sources, including relational, semi-structured, and unstructured data available from sources such as OData, Hadoop, and Azure Marketplace. It is a self-service ETL (export, transform, load) tool for extracting, transforming, and loading data. It is more powerful than some of the approaches that have been covered previously. Microsoft is constantly updating Power Query, so some features may have changed by the time this book is published. This chapter demonstrates how to access data—from the Web, in table format, CSV format, ...

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