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    Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    I have 2 sets of big data that I am merging together using Power Query.

    After the merge I have a worksheet that contains the full set of data in a table.

    I would like to add about 20 or 30 calculated columns to the end of the merged table, but at this stage I don't want these fields calculated within Power Query (the calculations are very complicated and are already in place).

    I can add a calculated column to the new table (using a good old fashioned excel formula), but when I refresh the merge query I lose the calculated field.

    Is there a way I have the best of both worlds, merge my data and include all my calculated columns together?

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    This is an issue that I have encountered, too, and I have not yet quite got my head around the correct workflow, so I'll be interested to see what others say. What I do is have another table on a separate worksheet and after refreshing a query, I manually copy and paste the table values into that (where I have my calculated columns). I suppose this could be done with a macro.

    There must be a more elegant solution, however, so I am looking forward to finding out what it is.
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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    That's what I currently do too. Be nice to have it all it one place.

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    Just found this: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dont-...p-wyn-hopkins/

    It seems to suggest it's possible, unless I'm misreading it.

    Maybe Sandy will know - he's good with PQ.

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    That's different to what I see, the entire column disappears on Refresh.

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    Yes, I agree, which makes me wonder what you and I are missing!

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    But amazingly when I tick the box the new column stays and is updated with the query!!!

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    Oooh - does that mean it DOES work? If so, I'm off to try it.

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    So far so good, also found other useful checkboxes in that spot to enable formatting and cell formatting to stay.

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    Great. I will have a play myself later. Lucky find!

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    Re: Power Query - want to add formulas to query output

    Just had a play and discovered that this is the default setting in my Office 365 subscription. It's a while since I tried it, so it's become the default since then. Happy days!

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