Add PowerQuery to ACCESS
PowerQuery is the best improvement for collecting data for Excel since many years. I would love to use it in Access too, without using Excel.
I would like to extract data from SAP, WEB, CSV-Files, collect all files from a folder, de-pivot files... Any ETL job PowerQuery supplies für Excel, but directly in Access!
(I posted this two years ago using other words)
PowerQuery is a great Excel feature which allows users to discover, combine and refine data across a wide variety of sources.
Access allows users to connect to a wide array of external data sources in a way that is unique to Access users and scenarios.
When we think of data management solutions across Office, we think of Excel and Access as somewhat complementary products, but not competing.
With that, duplicating capabilities from one product to another is not supportive of this perspective.
We are looking at further enhancing and improving Access’s abilities to connect to external data sources, but not in the form of integrating PowerQuery.
Karl Donaubauer commented
For many years Access was marketed as "Landing platform for data". Today it is far behind concerning modern data sources. It is nice but doesn't give the product a boost to bring back old dbase support or to add a few new data sources _exclusively_ for the 2-3 more expensive O365 plans. Don't tinker, think big! ;-)
The complete Access product family, i.e. all users, needs a broad range of interfaces to modern data sources. It is PowerQuery that does this job (+ many useful transformations) for even older Excel but also for modern PowerBI etc.
Therefore Microsoft should do an in-depth consideration and discussion to integrate PQ with Access, catch up a 15 years in data source integration and add a feature set that really has an impact to our practical work and is noticed by millions of Access users.
Alexander Kurfürst commented
We need this function!!! It would be really helpful
It will save a lot of working hours and organise expiries
We need this function!
would be really helpful
Helmut Steinecker commented
please make Access stronger this way.
would be really useful
Pit Berthold commented
very good idea, really necessary!!
Uwe Tempelmeier commented
The direct way is the best. Today one needs to include a workaround using Excel.
Bernd H. B. commented
The best of two worlds can work together. Really necessary in ACCESS.
Alexander Cimen commented
really necessary, great idea
Es una muy buena idea!!!
makes life easier
Georg bauer commented
Walter Hackl commented
Yeah, pls add it to Access!
I need it. Great idea