Import Facebook Friends list into Excel

How to import Facebook Friends List to Excel is one of my most watched YouTube videos. In this blog post I will explain this technique step by step, for those whose prefer reading over video lectures. Facebook has an information section, where we can View or Download all those data related to our Facebook Account.…

Combine Data from Multiple Worksheets (Tables) using Power Query

In the previous post, I have explained How to Combine Data from Multiple Worksheets of an Excel Workbook. That was a crude method of static nature and won’t be the right choice, when you have plans to Add or Delete worksheets. The method explained here is recommended for those who want to Combine data from…

Combine Multiple Worksheets of a Workbook using Power Query in Excel

In this blog post, I am explaining the Power Query Method to combine data from multiple worksheets. If you are a person who deals with data in Multiple Worksheets, You should definitely try this one. Following is the screenshot a workbook which contains 7 worksheets called Violet, Indigo, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow and Red. These…

Passing a Parameter in Power Query

When we transform data using Power Query, every Transformation Step is recorded as an M Code. And most of the time, values got hard coded in these codes. The problem with Hard coding is, when the user decides to change the input data, the Source code (Query in this case) also should be modified accordingly.…

Change Letter Case using Power Query

Like the UPPER, LOWER and PROPER functions we can also use Power Query to convert letters cases. Following is a list of names/words that are written with a combination of upper and lower case letters. To convert these words into UPPER, LOWER or PROPER cases using Power Query, Select a cell in the data set…

Add an Index Column using Power Query

In this blog post, I am explaining an easy method to add a new column to a data set which contains Automatically updating Serial Numbers. Following is the data set to which I want to add a new column of Serial Numbers. To add a column of Automatically Updating Serial Numbers to this data, Select…

Remove Duplicates using Power Query in Excel

Like the Remove Duplicates feature in Excel, Power Query also can be used to remove duplicates from a data set. But, why should we use Power Query to get rid of the Duplicates? Here is why . . . Following is a sample sales data containing duplicate records (The records with arrows against them). Now,…

Remove or Extract Special Characters from a data set using Power Query

In this article, I will explain an easy method to Extract or Remove Special Characters, Alphabets or Numerals from a data set using Power Query in Excel. Following is the data set from which I want to remove the special characters like ‘!’, ‘@’, ‘#’, ‘\$’, ‘%’, ‘&’, ‘*’, ‘(‘ etc. To clean this data,…

Find the Most Repeated Word in a data set using Power Query

MODE function in Excel will return the most frequently occurring number in a data set. But for finding the most frequently occurring text string in a data set, we don’t have an Excel function for that. In this article, I will show you how to find the most repeated word in a data set using…

Joins in Power Query

6 Joins in Power Query Joins in Power Query can help us with some of the most laborious and tedious tasks in Data Analysis. i.e. Comparing and Combining data sets. There are 6 Joins in Power Query which help us to Compare and Merge tables containing data. Those Joins are… Left Outer Right Outer Full…