Power Query (M)agic Part 1: Always Have Good References

Published on: PowerPivotPro

Article By: Reid Havens

P3 friends…for those of you in the know (and for those who aren’t), Power Query (or PQ for short) is one of the cornerstones of the Microsoft BI Suite. It’s a tool built into Excel 2016 and Power BI Desktop that allows us to extract our data (78 data connectors and GROWING), transform our data (it’s more than meets the eye), and finally load our data into a Data Model. Wait…so PQ extracts, transforms, and loads data? Those words spell out ETL as an initialism!

Posted on May 23, 2017 .