Tag Archives: power query

Dear Analyst #60: Going from a corporate accountant to building an Excel training academy with John Michaloudis

It’s a story we’ve all heard before. You’re working a full-time job, and you have more fun doing your side hustle than your 9 to 5. This is what happened to John Michaloudis. He was a financial controller at General Electric but found his passion sharing Excel tips and tricks on an internal GE newsletter […]

Dear Analyst #52: Extracting text from the middle of a cell using World Happiness data

Sometimes you have a long list of data in a column and you want to pull out a specific string of characters in the cell and put the output in another column. I’ve done this countless times and was reminded of this task after watching this meetup on Power Query vs. Excel formulas from Danielle […]

Dear Analyst Episode 25: Structuring data challenge (denormalize data) with Get and Transform

This episode is based on a video and Tweet posted by Mr. Excel (Bill Jelen). Bill discusses an Excel challenge someone emailed him about regarding how to “transform” a badly structured table of data into a structure that makes it easy to do PivotTables and other downstream analysis. Interestingly, I received a ticket from a […]

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