Connect to an XML file (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 XML.

  2. In the From XML Browse dialog box, browse for or type a file URL to import or link to a file.

  3. Click Open.

After the connection succeeds, you will be able to use the Navigator pane to browse and preview the collections of items in the XML file in a tabular form.

Power Query - Get External Data

Formula Example

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

= Xml.Tables(File.Contents("C:\Downloads\XML Example.xml"))

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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