Mac Excel Power Query

  

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Power query is a great tool built by Microsoft that will help you work with data in Excel. This tool is great for connecting to various external data sources, querying and transforming data, or cleaning and parsing data.

  • Web pages, Facebook
  • Excel, CSV, XML, Text or Hadoop (HDFS) Files
  • A Folder
  • Various databases like MS Access, SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Azure SQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL, Sybase, Teradata, OData etc…

This is available as an add-in for excel 2010 professional plus or 2013 and comes already built in for Excel 2016.

You can download Excel Power Query here from Microsoft.

Unfortunately, if you’re not running Excel 2010 professional plus or 2013, then you will need to upgrade to Excel 2016 in order to use this feature as it’s not available for previous versions of Excel. Mac user are also out of luck.

There are both a 32-bit and 64-bit versions and which one you choose will depend on the version of Excel which you have installed.

Excel 2010

To check what version you have:

  1. Go to the “File” tab.
  2. Go to the “Help” section.
  3. Here you will see the product version, if it says professional plus 2010, then you’re in luck.
  4. Here you will either see 32-bit or 64-bit. Take note and download the correct Power Query add-in version accordingly.

Excel 2013

Mac Excel Power Query

To check what version you have:

  1. Go to the “File” tab.
  2. Go to the “Account” section.
  3. Here you will see the product version.
  4. Click on the “About Excel” button.
  5. In the screen that pops up, at the top you will either see 32-bit or 64-bit. Take note and download the correct Power Query add-in version accordingly.

Excel 2016

Power query comes pre-installed in Excel 2016 but has been renamed to “Get & Transform” and is under the Data tab in the ribbon. If you have Excel 2016, then you don’t need to do anything to use it.

Download The Add-In

Go to the Microsoft website:

  1. Select your preferred language.
  2. Click the download button.

Select The Correct Version

  1. Select either the 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on your version of Excel.
  2. Click the next button.

Run The Setup Wizard

Make sure Excel is closed and then click the download from the download bar from your browser.

Follow The Setup

Follow the steps in the Setup Wizard.

Power Query Is Now Ready To Use

Now the next time you open up Excel, Power Query will be available to use under its own tab.

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Excel 2016 for Windows introduced a powerful set of Get & Transform Data tools. These tools, based on Power Query technology, enable you to easily connect, combine, and shape data coming from a variety of sources.

Today, we are excited to announce the first step in a journey to support Power Query in Excel for Mac. This is by far the most popular idea on Excel UserVoice under Excel for Mac category. In this release, you can refresh your Power Query queries on Mac from Text, CSV, XLSX, XML and JSON files, and you can author queries with VBA.

Getting Started

The new functionality is live for all Office 365 subscribers in Excel for Mac running version 16.29 (19090802) and later. If you are running an earlier version, find out how to update your Office for Mac.

Refreshing Power Query Queries

You can now refresh the Power Query queries in your workbook that pull data from Text, CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON files. Triggering the refresh command is done the same way that you've been doing it so far. For example:

  • Click on the Data tab of the ribbon > then choose Refresh All
  • Right-click on your query table > then click Refresh
  • Right click on your PivotTable > then click Refresh Data
  • Use a VBA script
  • And more...

Please note that upon the first time you try to refresh your workbook queries, you may need to update the location of the data source so that it works on your Mac. Click the Data tab on the ribbon > Connections > select the desired connection > and click Change File Path button to update it.

Get & Transform Power Query

Authoring Power Query Queries

With this update, you can also create and manage Power Query queries in your workbook using VBA. Any existing macros and VBA scripts that reference Workbook.Queries and WorkbookQuery entities in the Excel's object model will work in Excel for Mac as expected.

Note: You may still need to adjust your scripts to reflect the notion of a file path on Mac (e.g., /Users/USERNAME/Desktop/data.csv) that is different than a file path on Windows (e.g., C:UsersUSERNAMEDesktopdata.csv).

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Guy Hunkin

Excel Power Query On Mac

Program Manager, Excel