Exercise: Import a table of tallest buildings, and tidy it up

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Category ==> Power BI - Excel 2016  (23 exercises)
Topic ==> Transforming data (Power Query)  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> PowerPivot / Excel Power BI
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Create a new Excel workbook, and create a query based on the Tallest buildings worksheet in the Tables workbook in the above folder.

Apply transforms and create a new Metres per floor column to get this:

Cleaned list of buildings

Use the pinnacle height to get the height in metres and feet, and remove the roof height column.

Warning: the character before the m and ft at the end of the height in metres and feet doesn't seem to be a space.  Your best bet is to remove the m and ft, and then apply the Trim transform (if you can find it, that is).

Now get rid of all but these 3 columns:

Three columns to keep

You'll also need to remove any buildings with null completion years, and sort by the completion year.

Create a pivot transform to show the number of buildings by country and completion year:

First few countries

The first few countries and years that you should see.

Show this data in a PowerPivot data model. 

Save your workbook as But why, and close it down.

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