Power Query – October 2014 update

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The Power Query tool has just been updated and there are some pretty neat features rolled out:

  1. New Transfomation: Use Headers as First Row.
  2. Column Name field in Merge Columns dialog.
  3. Quick Access Toolbar in Query Editor dialog.
  4. Warning for stale data previews in new queries.
  5. Function Invocation from Search.
  6. Preserve Excel Number formats in the worksheet on query refresh.

Microsoft has posted a video containing a brief overview of the update:

Along side this update – there is also an updated Salesforce connector for Power Query which you need to install after installing the above update.

There is a MSDN blog with more info here: MSDN

Downloads:

Power Query update

Salesforce connector

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