Import data from external data sources (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.

Note: For a quick video on how to display Query Editor, see the end of this article.

With Power Query, you can import data into Excel from a wide variety of data sources. You use the Query Editor to edit query steps to shape or transform data. For more information, see Shape data. For information about prerequisites, see Data source prerequisites.

Note:  Before you can combine data sources into specific data that match your data analysis requirements, you connect to a data source based on your data source Privacy Levels settings.

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Import Data from Web

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Connect to a web page

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Import Data from Azure

Import Data from Other Sources

Import Data from an Excel data table

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Microsoft Power Query for Excel Help

Data Management Experience in Power BI for Office 365 Help

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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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