A Power Query feature you may not know about!
Oct 8, 2022 12:00 AM

A Power Query feature you may not know about!

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We thought everyone knew about this Power Query capability!

At the Power Platform Conference, we found that many did not. We want to help ensure everyone is aware so that you can reuse your excellent Power Query work in Power BI or Excel!

Power Query Functions Overview

The Power Query M function reference includes articles for each of the over 700 functions. These reference articles are auto-generated from in-product help.


Power Query Custom Functions

If you're familiar with using Excel functions (and of course you should be) then you'll know that a function typically takes some input and gives you an output.


How to Uncover the Hidden Power Query Function List!

Hidden inside both Excel and Power BI is a secret Power Query function list that you can bring up while working in the Power Query editor window…that’s if you know the magic word.


Parameters and Functions in Power BI / Power Query–Custom Functions

Power Query has over 600 native functions and the Power Query team keeps adding more and more.

I wouldn’t recommend memorizing them, but you do need to understand the concept of parameters and arguments in order to understand what functions are.


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