jmt

/Jackie Meddows-Taylor

About Jackie Meddows-Taylor

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Jackie Meddows-Taylor has created 273 blog entries.

Power Pivot basics

Power Pivot basics plus a Power Query technique for handling awkward data Something for everyone in this video, showing how to take awkward source data, transform it using Power Query and produce an interactive variance report in Power Pivot. The pre-built template we used is available for free from our website along other cool downloads [...]

5 Ways to use Power Query more effectively

Power Query is an amazing tool for cleaning and transforming your data to make it ready for analysis in Power BI or Excel. Here are 5 useful hints to help you use Power Query more effectively: Hint #1 – Use the Formula Bar The Formula Bar helps you quickly understand which step you have previously [...]

Voice generated Power BI Mobile report

Move over Siri, Alexa Get information from your Power BI reports faster by using your voice. Excel file to a voice generated Power BI Mobile report. Learn how in less than 7 minutes! Here's how to build a voice generated report on a mobile starting with Excel and ending in Power BI Mobile . It [...]

10 Million rows of data in Excel?

Loading 10 million rows of data into Excel We believe it's important that business users of Excel understand what it's truly capable of. Only then can they make informed decisions about if/where to invest in new software, what staff training is required and how the business can be more efficient. Excel is capable of dramatically [...]

AI and the Future of Financial Modelling

AI and the Future of Financial Modelling Financial Modelers spend most of their lives thinking about the future and imagining different scenarios for their clients. But what about the future of financial modelling? Can Artificial Intelligence Replace the Modeler? There are some modelers who predict that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will eventually become [...]

VLOOKUP and INDEX MATCH

VLOOKUP v INDEX MATCH - You decide Let's think of VLOOKUP as a screwdriver and INDEX MATCH as a power drill... wait...wait.... I'm not saying INDEX MATCH is faster than VLOOKUP that isn't what this analogy is leading to. If  I need to screw something together I just pick up the screwdriver and hey-presto done.  [...]

Percent of group in Power Query

Percent of Group in Power Query (plus an Excel Table version) Power Query saves you days of time manually manipulating messy data. This leads to improved productivity and efficiency. A quick tip to save you time is to generate a % of group total. It's relatively straightforward in Excel, but it's trickier in Power Query. [...]

Connect to files on OneDrive and Sharepoint

Connect to Excel files using Power Query Power Query can connect to Excel files held in OneDrive for business and in SharePoint. But it's not obvious how. Whether you use Excel or PowerBI this approach will work. Also, for a pure  "M" code approach to SharePoint you can use something like this to get your data [...]

Letter to the CFO – Key decisions for a more efficient business

Dear CFO / CIO, I am writing on behalf of your office staff - they need your help.   There are FOUR decisions you can make today that will make your business a more efficient and a more engaging place to work. 1. Commit to providing regular training for your staff Picture a scenario where a [...]

Remove all errors with Power Query

Are you experiencing an issue when unpivotting Excel data? Unfortunately as soon as you try to Unpivot a table of data containing a #DIV/0 or #/NA you get a very strange warning.... "The operation failed because the source databases does not exist, the source table does not exist, or because you do not have access [...]

Vote for the Excel and Power BI features you want

Microsoft UserVoice We all want to make Excel and Power BI better. There are new features we'd love to see, and there are existing issues we'd like to fix. Microsoft are listening to users expressing their views via voting on the UserVoice sites. Vote for the features you want A number of experts (including our [...]

MYOB and Excel/Power BI integration

Approximately 1.2 million businesses use MYOB products, this versatile accounting package has several offerings, but one thing they have in common is a less then amazing reporting function and integration with Excel. In 2013 MYOB Introduced a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for several of its products, making it now possible to extract data [...]