Connect to a web page (Power Query)

  This article applies to Power Query, a data analysis feature available for Excel that lets you discover, combine and refine data. You may need to enable Power Query in Excel. You can also download and install the most recent version of Power Query for Excel, which automatically enables it. Power Query technology is also built into the Power BI Designer, which is a stand-alone report authoring and data transformation tool for Power BI.

With Power Query, you can access and discover data in a web page that can be combined with data within your organization. To learn more about how to import data from a web page into Excel, see Power Query 101.

  1. In the POWER QUERY ribbon tab, click From Web.

    Power Query Ribbon
  2. In the From Web dialog box, enter a Web page URL.

  3. Click OK.

  4. If the web page requires user credentials:

    1. In the Access Webdialog box, click a credentials option, and provide authentication values.

    2. Click Save.

Formula Example

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

= Web.Page
(Web.Contents("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_European_Football_Championship"))

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

Applies To: Excel 2010, Excel 2013



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