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.
This demonstrates a couple of techniques including Group plus merging a query with a previously applied step.
Thanks to a couple of extremely helpful folk including Imke Feldman (https://www.thebiccountant.com/) and Dale Cameron (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dale-cameron/) for pointing us in the direction of this little gem of a step in order to avoid having to do the merge query part at all !
What is Power Query
Quite simply Microsoft Power Query is an amazing part of Excel and Power BI that everyone should know about.
Plain Speaking: Power Query is the worlds’ greatest washing machine! Get all of your “dirty” data from any location, clean it up via a user friendly interface and then load it all neat and folded to a destination of your choice (Excel or Power Pivot)
In Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 Power Query was a an add-in. In Excel 2016 Power Query was built in to the Data tab in Excel and re-named Get & Transform.
Technical Talk: Power Query is a powerful ETL utility built into Excel 2016 designed to Extract data from multiple sources, Transform the data into a layout suitable for analysis and then Load it into Excel Tables or Power Pivot.
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