Connect to a Folder (Power Query)

Note: Power Query is known as Get & Transform in Excel 2016. Information provided here applies to both. To learn more, see Get & Transform in Excel 2016.

  1. In the POWER QUERY ribbon tab, click From File > From Folder.

  2. In the Folder dialog box, browse for or type a folder path to import or link to a file.

  3. Click OK.

Power Query - Get External Data

Formula Example

You can use the Query Editor to write formulas for Power Query.

= Folder.Files("C:\Documents")

Query Editor Formula Sample

Note: The Query Editor only appears when you load, edit, or create a new query using Power Query. The following video shows the Query Editor window appearing after editing a query from an Excel workbook. To view the Query Editor without loading or editing an existing workbook query, from the Get External Data section in the Power Query ribbon tab, select From Other Sources > Blank Query. The following video shows one way to display the Query Editor.

How to see Query Editor in Excel

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