Web Scraping With Power BI

Imke Feldmann shows how to use Power BI to scrape multiple tables from a webpage:

I will present 2 methods here:

  1. Append-method: This is the obvious one and is fast for just a few tables.
  2. Add-Column-method: A bit more complicated but will be faster for a large number of tables and is also suitable for a dynamic number of tables.

You will also find 2 options at the end of this article:

  1. Use custom functions for multi-step table transformations

  2. Use dynamic filters to select the desired tables

Read the whole thing.

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