Create an advanced query

With Microsoft Power Query for Excel, you can create advanced queries that use the Power Query formula language. The Power Query Formula Language provides a wide variety of formulas that are used to build complex expressions. To learn more about the Power Query formula language, see Learn about Power Query Formulas. To create an advanced query, you start with a blank query and add query steps that contain Power Query formulas. To learn more about how to edit query steps, see Edit query step settings.

You create an advanced query in the Query Editor.

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You can access the Query Editor from the Navigator pane when connecting to a data source, or at any time from the Workbook Queries pane or the contextual Query ribbon tab for an existing query. To learn how to load the Query Editor, see Power Query Quick Start.

 Note    When you insert or delete an intermediate step in a query you might potentially break a query. Power Query will display an Insert Step warning when you try to insert a new step.

Create an advanced query

  • In the Query Editor ribbon View tab, click Advanced Editor or in the From Other Sources ribbon menu, click Blank Query.
Applies to:
Excel 2013, Excel 2010