Category Archives: cleanup

Data Split into Two rows – Cleanup using Power Query

This is the worst type of input data to get. Each row has been split into two (or sometimes more) rows. We want those to be combined into a single row. In an earlier article, I have shown one method of doing this.

Now here is a simpler, faster and more powerful method using Power Query.
(Estimated reading time 12 min)

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Remove Duplicate Rows Instantly

Just one button to press. Data – Remove Duplicate.

Data should be a table (or like a table – column headings with data below). If it is a table choose Table Tools – Remove Duplicates.
By default, duplication is checked for ENTIRE ROW.
Remove checkboxes to check for duplicates for specific fields only.

Remove Duplicate

Be careful. Duplicate rows are DELETED.

This is unlike Advanced Filter – Unique Rows only – where duplicates are HIDDEN.

For large data – Power Query – Remove Duplicates is infinitely more powerful and faster. We will cover it in a separate article.

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Miracle: Instant Report Clean Up using Power Query

Reports generated from business applications often become inputs to new reports.

You end up spending too much time cleaning them up. Here is a new and unimaginably faster way of doing it – using Power Query.

Report clean up using Power Query

Estimated reading time 15 min
Estimated time saving huge!

 

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