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Get & Transform

Flatten data by Jeff Lenning

Get & Transform: An Alternative to Manually Flattening Data

By Jeff Lenning | June 29, 2016 |

Since many of Excel’s features are designed to work with data stored in a flat, tabular format, we sometimes need to flatten data that is received in other formats. In a previous post, we discussed a manual way to flatten data. In this post, we’ll use a Get & Transform Query as an alternative to…

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Data preview by Jeff Lenning

Get & Transform: An Alternative to Reformat Macros

By Jeff Lenning | June 16, 2016 |

Excel 2016 includes a set of features called Get & Transform. In previous versions of Excel, these capabilities were included in the Power Query Add-In. In this post, we’ll see how a Get & Transform Query can be used as an alternative to a VBA macro. Overview Here is the scenario. We export data out of…

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Use Power Query to Create a Drop-Down List without Duplicates

By Jeff Lenning | June 8, 2016 |

In this post, we’ll create a drop-down that contains a unique list of choices derived from a column that contains duplicate values. This may sound familiar as we previously accomplished this with a PivotTable. However, the Power Query feature that’s built-in to Excel 2016 makes this process easier. Objective We have a data table that contains RepID,…

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Unpivot by Jeff Lenning

Unpivot Excel Data

By Jeff Lenning | May 26, 2016 |

Excel easily summarizes flat, tabular data. When data is stored in a crosstab style format instead, Excel users have to spend a bit of time preparing the data for use. There are many ways to accomplish just about any Excel task, but in this post, I’ll demonstrate how to quickly unpivot the data. Thanks to Patrick who…

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