PowerPivot | Transforming data (Power Query) exercise | Import and tidy up a table of world population data

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Software ==> PowerPivot  (75 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2016 and later
Topic ==> Transforming data (Power Query)  (7 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> Power BI training
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Open the workbook called Tables in the above folder, and go to the Populations worksheet:

World population data

Lots of fun stuff to import!

Close this workbook down, and create a new workbook.

For this exercise you could get the latest data table from http://bit.ly/14wM1IU, although it's possible it won't retain the same format.

Create a query in Excel to load data from this worksheet, and edit it to remove the final column:

Delete the Source column

Delete the Source column - it's not very interesting.


Make a few other changes so that you can load your data into a PowerPivot data model like this:

Transformed data

You'll need to change the data type of the date column to Date, and make a few other changes.

Save this file as Neck and neck, then close it down.

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