Transform Data with Power Query Using Power BI

Beginning/Intermediate 1 day

In this course you will learn to

  • Understand Power BI Desktop with a tour
  • Explore and explain Power BI data-sourcing basics
  • Expose the Query Editor environment and discuss its use in transforming data
  • Transform data using Power BI to meet common business needs

Included in this course

  • Hands-on exercises
  • Course manual

Suggested attendees

Business analysts or technical users. No Power BI nor Power Query experience required, but it is helpful to have used data manipulation, ETL, databases or Excel Power Query.

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Course Outline

  • Review and discuss the Power BI framework and development workflow
  • Tour the Power BI Desktop interface
  • Data sourcing basics
    • Connecting to a data source
    • Importing data
    • Modifying the data source settings
    • Discuss storage mode options
  • Query Editor environment
    • Introduce the Query Editor
    • Review data transformation
    • Tour the Query Editor interface
  • Basic transformations
    • Discuss basic transformation in Power BI
    • Load data and perform transformations
  • Data modeling with Power Query
    • Discuss data modeling concepts
    • Show the relevance of data modeling to the Query Editor
  • Explore the Query Editor’s functions in depth, show how to
    • Organize queries
    • Query a web page
    • Create and use a function
    • Work with role playing dimensions
    • Merge fact tables
    • Convert snowflakes to stars