Milos Radosavljevic Milos Radosavljevic - 4 years ago 471
JSON Question

Json to excel using power query

I have some

json
on a website that i want to convert to
excel
using the
power query
option
from web
. But I ran into a small problem. My
json
looks like this:

[
{
"id" : 1,
"visitors" : 26,
"some_number" : 1,
"value" : 3500
},
{
"id" : 2,
"visitors" : 21,
"some_number" : 5,
"value" : 2000
}
]


but when i use
from web
i get this:

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I can drill down into a record,convert it to a table, transpose and use first row as header but then i get just one row. How can i get all of my data to the table and not just one row?

Answer Source

First I would use the List Tools / Transform menu (it should be automatically selected) and click the To Table button. This will give you a single-column table with 2 rows. Then I would click the small Expand button - it will appear in the column headings, just to the right of "Column1". Uncheck the Use original column name ... option and you will get a table of 4 columns and 2 rows.

Here's the full script I generated:

let
    Source = Json.Document(File.Contents("C:\Users\Mike.Honey\Downloads\json2.json")),
    #"Converted to Table" = Table.FromList(Source, Splitter.SplitByNothing(), null, null, ExtraValues.Error),
    #"Expanded Column2" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Converted to Table", "Column1", {"id", "visitors", "some_number", "value"}, {"id", "visitors", "some_number", "value"})
in
    #"Expanded Column2" 
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