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250 Yonge Street

Suite 2700

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2


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Microsoft® Excel®: Introduction to Power Query to Get and Transform Data (1 Day Course)

Upcoming Dates: September 27, 2019 | Check for more dates >

Location: Downtown Toronto | Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1800, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some Avantix Learning courses may be held at an alternate downtown Toronto location)

Microsoft Excel Versions: 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Category: Microsoft Excel Power BI (Business Intelligence) Tools

Learning Path: Level 4

Delivery Method: Instructor-led classroom training

Custom training: Available on request. Contact us to arrange a date.

In this course, students will learn to import, connect to, and manipulate data using Excel’s amazing Power Query tool (also called Get and Transform). Power Query is part of Excel’s suite of Business Intelligence (BI) tools. Students will create, name, edit and refresh queries and connect to both Excel workbooks and external data sources. In the Query Editor, columns will be added, removed, split and merged. Using Power Query, participants will learn to clean different types of data including text, numbers and dates. Data will be pivoted and unpivoted and will be combined in different ways. Students will also learn to create calculations using Power Query’s “M” language and will create a pivot table from queried data

Course details

Duration: 1 day (9 am - 4 pm)

Course Fee: $275 CDN per person + HST (bring your own device) or $325 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)*

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Course topics

Getting Started with Power Query

  • Overview of the capabilities of Power Query
  • Using Power Query with other tools

Creating a Query

  • Creating a query
  • Naming a query
  • Adding steps to a query
  • Removing steps from a query
  • Loading vs connecting
  • Refreshing a query

Working in the Query Editor

  • Overview of the Query Editor
  • Using the different tabs in the Ribbon
  • Right-clicking column headings to access different commands
  • Filtering columns
  • Sorting columns

Connecting to Different Data Sources

  • Common source types
  • Importing data from different sources
  • Connecting to data from different sources
  • Connecting to folders

Working with Columns in Power Query

  • Converting columns to different types of data
  • Inserting columns
  • Removing columns
  • Combining columns
  • Splitting columns

Cleaning and Transforming Data

  • Formatting text, number and date columns
  • Removing spaces
  • Changing case
  • Removing blank rows
  • Removing rows with errors
  • Filling in data in empty cells
  • Removing duplicates
  • Extracting the left, right or middle characters in a column
  • Transforming data using pivot or unpivot
  • Working with dates

Combining Data

  • Combining data from multiple sheets into one sheet or data source
  • Combining data from multiple sources

Creating Calculations

  • Creating calculations using Power Query’s “M” language
  • Understanding basic syntax
  • Creating common calculations

Creating a Pivot Table from a Query

  • Creating a pivot table from a query
  • Refreshing the query and the pivot table


Who will benefit

This course has been designed for Microsoft Excel users who have completed the Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced training or have comparable knowledge and skills.

Can I bring my own device?

Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful.

What's included

Included in this course:

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Microsoft Office training series

Other courses in this series include:

Microsoft Excel: Data Analysis with Functions, Dashboards and What-If Analysis Tools

Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Pivot and Data Modelling

Microsoft Excel: Introduction to VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

Microsoft Project: Introduction


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About Avantix Learning courses

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom (ILC) courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 8 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio.

Public courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building), Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some courses may also be offered at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request.


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