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Data Transformation in Power BI

You’ll learn how to (un)pivot, transpose, append and join tables. Gain power with custom columns, M language, and the Advanced Editor.

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Course Description

In this course, you’ll learn all about table transformations in Power BI. You’ll learn how to (un)pivot, transpose, and append tables. You’ll also get introduced to joins and discover when it makes sense to use them. Finally, you’ll gain power with custom columns, including how to use M language and the Advanced Editor, to help you be even more efficient in data preparation.

  1. 1

    Reshaping Data


    In this chapter, you'll learn how to become a data plastic surgeon by restructuring and reshaping data in Power BI. You'll also stitch together data in different ways from various sources to enrich your analytical capabilities.

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    Reshaping & aggregating data
    50 xp
    Which shape after transformation?
    50 xp
    Reshaping & aggregating tables in Power Query
    50 xp
    Unpivoting & transposing
    100 xp
    100 xp
    Grouping & aggregating
    100 xp
  2. 2

    Combining Data in Power Query

    In this chapter, you'll learn stitch together data in different ways from various sources to enrich your analytical capabilities.

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    Custom Columns

    In this chapter, you’ll cover advanced features of Power Query, such as adding custom columns and custom conditionals.

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Maarten Van den Broeck

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Maarten is an aquatic ecologist and teacher by training and a data scientist by profession. After his career as a Ph.D. researcher at KU Leuven, he wished that he had discovered DataCamp sooner. He loves to combine education and data science to develop DataCamp courses. In his spare time, he runs a symphonic orchestra.
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Khaled Choucri

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Khaled is a Power BI certified Strategic Analyst at Trilogy. He has a strong focus on data engineering and financial analytics. Khaled is passionate about studying human behavior and financial decision-making, particularly using machine learning and AI. He has a great desire to develop solutions for the technology-enabled future.
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