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PowerPivot | Transforming data (Power Query) exercise | Import financial data, and split it into different columns
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In a new workbook, use Power Query to load data from the Exchange Rates table in the Tables workbook:
Initially the data looks like this.
Load this into a PowerPivot data model, splitting the currencies:
As a bonus task, filter the data to exclude the (pointless) GBP to GBP exchange rate.
Too easy? Load data from the Share Prices worksheet in the Tables workbook:
The investment symbol needs splitting out, and the price should be numeric.
Split the investment into the name and code, and make the price into a number, to get something like this:
Investments sorted by the Change column, with the highest value first. You should filter the table in Power Query to omit any investments whose prices contain $ or € symbols. You can type in a € by pressing Alt + Ctrl + 4.
Save this workbook as Splitting Shares, then close it down.