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Sending Emails from Excel with Microsoft Flow

Learn how to build an automated process that schedules and sends emails from Outlook based on the data in an Excel file using Microsoft Flow.

5 Ways to Concatenate Data with a Line Break in Excel

Learn 5 ways to concatenate the data and separate each item with line breaks. Combine many different cells into one but keep each on its own line in the cell.

Import XML Files into Excel

In this post we’ll take a look at how to import an XML file into Excel and turn it into a more human readable table format. Excel has support for XML files and it’s actually really easy to import and covert them to tables using Power Query

7 Ways to Add Running Totals in Excel

In this post we’ll cover multiple ways to calculate a running total in Microsoft Excel. We’ll explore how to use worksheet formulas, pivot tables, power pivot with DAX and power query for running totals. We’ll also explore what happens to the running total calculation when inserting or deleting rows of data and how to update the results.

25 Amazing Power Query Tips and Tricks

Power query is amazing tool that allows you to import and transform data with ease and helps to create repeatable and robust procedures with your data. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out Power Query.

Create Grouped Serial Numbers with Power Query

Learn how to add grouped serial numbers to your data using Power Query.

Amazing Excel Tips and Tricks

A compilation of the best Excel tips and tricks ranging from beginner to pro that will save you time and make you more productive.

Adding Metadata to a Report with Power Query

This post will show you how to import the metadata from a CSV file into our report data with power query (also called Get & Transform).

Transform a Column to a Table with Power Query

Use power query to transform a single column into a table.

How To Automate Sorting, Hiding, Unhiding and Listing Your Sheets

It's often the case that workbooks get very large and end up with a lot of sheets. Excel doesn't have a lot of built in functionality to make...

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