Microsoft announces eight new data transformation and connectivity features for Get & Transform in Excel 2016

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Excel 2016 comes with set of features called Get & Transform, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities. Get & Transform allows users to connect, combine, and refine data sources to meet their analysis needs. Microsoft today announced eight new data transformation and connectivity features for Get & Transform that have been requested by many customers.

These updates include the following new or improved data connectivity and transformation features:

  • Enhanced SAP HANA connector—allow multi-select of values for variables and parameters.
  • Enhanced OData connector—option to import Open Type columns from OData feeds.
  • Enhanced Access DB connector—new Select Related Tables button to “” in the Navigator dialog.
  • Option to generate Step Names in English within the Query Editor.
  • Description for Query Steps within the Query Editor.
  • Extract Week, Day or Month name from a Date/Time column from the Query Editor.
  • Merge Dates and Times into a Date/Time column from the Query Editor.
  • Extract Start/End of Hour from a Date/Time or Time column from the Query Editor.

These updates are available for free as part of an Office 365 subscription. Read about all these improvements in detail here.

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