Entries by Oz du Soleil

The Madness of How to Make Running Totals in Power Query

This video is a wild one! To make running totals in native Excel is pretty easy. However, in this video, you will see the adventure for making Running Totals in Power Query (Get and Transform). You will see some M Coding in Power Query, Lists, List.Range, List.Sum, custom columns, and putting an entire table inside […]

Using Power Query to Import Names To Make Dummy Data

I maintain a file of dummy data and I describe the 2 reasons in this video. But where does the data come from? Here, I show how to import and clean data from this web page of 200 top Brazilian first names. http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/penpals/stats.php3?Pays=BRA Once the names are imported, the names have to be fixed using […]

Test Your PowerQuery Instinct With This 5 Question Quiz

Download the workbook here: http://datascopic.net/GTInstinct LET’S WHOOP CRAP DATA! This 5-question quiz is designed to expose you to Crap Data and test your instinct for what Power Query (Get and Transform) features you’ll need for victory. The solutions aren’t in this video because we’re focused on INSTINCT–what you think you’ll need before you get started. […]

How to Split Columns with Power Query with Variable Delimiters

It’s easy to split columns by delimiter but there’s a problem if you need to automate the parsing. Get & Transform (Power Query) hard-codes a number the first time you create the query, and if that number is exceeded, new data will just disappear. This video shows how to set up a query so that […]

Paqui One-Chip Challenge 2017

Here it is! My Paqui One-Chip Challenge video. This chip is HOT! You’ll see. #onechipchallenge #sweeps Website: http://ozdusoleil.com My book: Guerrilla Data Analysis 2nd Edition http://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Analysis-Using-Microsoft-Excel/dp/1615470336 My old blog: http://datascopic.net/blog-2-2

Pants on Fire Storytelling Show: Oz du Soleil learns the danger of playing cards with strangers

Pants on Fire is a storytelling event in Portland, OR where the audience hears seven outrageous stories, and one is a lie. Here, I tell the true story of playing cards on a city bus with spree killer Alton Coleman. Website: http://ozdusoleil.com My book: Guerrilla Data Analysis 2nd Edition http://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Analysis-Using-Microsoft-Excel/dp/1615470336 My old blog: http://datascopic.net/blog-2-2

Aggregating Joins in Power Query: the mysteries

This video explores Aggregating Joins. These are strange because they can be handy. However, as we see in the video, sometimes Grouping or regular joins are better solutions. Still, you should know that Aggregating Joins is available to you. I’m interesting in knowing your thoughts on this. Do you use Aggregate Joins a lot? Whats’t […]

Test Your Knowledge on Excel Joins with this 10-Question Quiz

My past few videos have covered Joins and other methods for merging data in Microsoft Excel using Get & Transform (Power Query). Now, take this 10-question quiz. Test your knowledge on working with Joins. See if you’re ready to battle Crap Data and help get this world’s data clean. Website: http://ozdusoleil.com My book: Guerrilla Data […]