Import data from external data sources (Power Query)

Import data from external data sources (Power Query)

Use Excel's Get & Transform (Power Query) experience to import data into Excel from a wide variety of data sources. You can then use the Query Editor to edit query steps to shape or transform data. For more information, see Shape data.

Data > Get & Transform > Get Data options

Standard Connectors

Import Data from a File

Import Data from a Database

Import Data from Microsoft Azure

Import Data from Online Services

Import Data from Other Sources

Legacy Wizards

Legacy wizards have been maintained for familiarity and compatibility with earlier Excel versions. Note that the experience is not as robust as the equivalent Get & Transform experience with Power Query. See: Unified Get & Transform.

Prerequisites

  • For information about prerequisites, see Data source prerequisites.

  • 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.

Query Editor

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

Need more help?

You can always ask an expert in the Excel Tech Community, get support in the Answers community, or suggest a new feature or improvement on Excel User Voice.

See Also

Power Query is known as Get & Transform in Excel 2016

Microsoft Power Query for Excel Help

Import data from database using native database query

Data Management Experience in Power BI for Office 365 Help

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