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Get only the data body (ignore total row) of structured table into Power Query



I have a structured table with Total Row turned on like this:



I tried to get its data body into Power Query. I tried this:

= Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="TransTbl"]}[Content]

And it got the Total row too.


I tried this but got error.

= Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="TransTbl[#Data]"]}[Content]



I know we can remove the bottom row but that approach is not versatile. Sometimes this table would have the Total Row and sometimes not. I want to get just the data body, not get everything and remove the parts unwanted.


Anybody can help? Thanks so much.



Make your second step a Filter step where Ticker <> "Total".  Does that work?


If this works for you, please mark it as the solution.  Kudos are appreciated too.  Please let me know if not.



Thanks @mahoneypat but as I mentioned, I do not want to get the entire table then filter out the rows i don't want. Because this will be used in a function where sometimes the input table will have a total row and sometimes not.

I understand you don't want to remove last row but filtering out the word total should have no impact when it is absent. Can you clarify?




Because there maybe a value with "Total".

As I said I want to use this as a function and I need it to be versatile.


And I think it is ridiculous that there is no native way to import only the body of a structured table. Surely Microsoft People thought of this??

Looking at your initial table, you could filter out the rows where Ticker = "Total" and Last Date is null (or one of other columns that don't have content in the Total row).  Also, I suggest you post your proposed functionality as an idea.  They implement the most popular ones.  Until then, you do have some options to proceed with your function I think.


If this works for you, please mark it as the solution.  Kudos are appreciated too.  Please let me know if not.




Sorry guys, none of this meets my requirement. I said I want to get only the data body, not get everything then exclude the total row using a second step. 


So I will wait for another answer that can do what I need natively.

It took me a half hour to figure out that my reports were showing wrong data because Totals was enabled on the data source. This is a bug. Would be very helpful if someone knows how to get only the Data content of the table!

One approach may be:

1) Add an index column - will be used to find the last row in the table

2) Automatically type columns - to determine which are numeric/which are not

3) Identify columns that have a non-null numeric value in the last row - these may be column totals (they could also be max, min, avg etc.)

4) Group all except the last row, summing the columns identified in step (3)

5) Join the group totals to the last row

6) Compare column by column totals to see if any of them match between the grouped totals and the last row values

7) If they do, this *indicates* that the last row may be a total row, so remove it. If none match, then this *indicates8 that the last row is not a total row, so retain it.

Here's one solution - maybe not fast or optimal, but it works for my data:


    #"▶TableData" = Source,

    Autotyped = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"▶TableData",List.Transform(Table.ColumnNames(#"▶TableData"), each {_, type number})),
    #"Demoted Headers" = Table.DemoteHeaders(Autotyped),
    #"Transposed Table" = Table.Transpose(#"Demoted Headers"),
    #"Removed Errors" = Table.RemoveRowsWithErrors(#"Transposed Table", List.RemoveItems(Table.ColumnNames(#"Transposed Table"), {"Column1"})),
    #"Number Columns" = #"Removed Errors"[Column1],

    #"▶TableTyped" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"▶TableData", List.Transform(#"Number Columns", each {_, type number})),
    #"▶TableBody" = Table.FirstN(#"▶TableTyped", Table.RowCount(#"▶TableTyped") - 1),
    #"▶TableTotal" = Table.LastN(#"▶TableTyped", 1),
    #"Body Columns" = Table.SelectColumns(#"▶TableBody",#"Number Columns"),
    #"Body Unpivoted" = Table.UnpivotOtherColumns(#"Body Columns", {}, "Number Column", "Value"),
    #"Body Grouped" = Table.Group(#"Body Unpivoted", {"Number Column"}, {{"Body", each List.Sum([Value]), type number}}),

    #"Total Columns" = Table.SelectColumns(#"▶TableTotal",#"Number Columns"),
    #"Total Unpivoted" = Table.UnpivotOtherColumns(#"Total Columns", {}, "Number Column", "Total"),
    #"Body+Total" = Table.NestedJoin(#"Body Grouped", {"Number Column"}, #"Total Unpivoted", {"Number Column"}, "Body+Total", JoinKind.Inner),
    #"Expanded Body+Total" = Table.ExpandTableColumn(#"Body+Total", "Body+Total", {"Total"}, {"Total"}),
    #"Added Body=Total" = Table.AddColumn(#"Expanded Body+Total", "Body=Total", each [Body]=[Total]),
    #"Rows with Body=Total" = if List.Count(#"Number Columns")=0 then 0 else Table.RowCount(Table.SelectRows(#"Added Body=Total", each ([#"Body=Total"] = true))),

    Result = if #"Rows with Body=Total"=0 then #"▶TableData" else Table.FirstN(#"▶TableData", Table.RowCount(#"▶TableData") - 1)



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