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How to undo in Power Query [Quick Tip]



Ever wondered how to undo in Power Query. If you try to press CTRL+Z or look for undo icon in Power Query (either in Excel or Power BI), you will not find it. The reason is simple. There is no undo in Power Query. So how to undo ?

Undo your actions in Power Query

To undo a step, simply select the step and press X (red cross mark) symbol next to it. That is all. Your step is undone. If you would like to undo a series from mid-way thru end, right click on the step and choose “Delete until end”.

How to Undo in Power Query – Video

Here is a simple video where I explain how to undo things in Power Query (you can also get a free tour of Melbourne)

I hope you enjoyed this little tip and the tour of Melbourne.

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3 Responses to “How to undo in Power Query [Quick Tip]”

  1. My data has more than 1,048,576 rows. Can you advice me a way to challange with this data.

  2. Mike Fitzpatrick says:

    Hi. When working with Power query, I was compiling a conditional column using the "step" dialog box and I somehow managed to unintentionally managed to re-size the dialog box and it has re-sized all other step dialog boxes which are now un-usable. I can't see any "global" settings to change the size of the boxes. How do I undo this to revert the step dialog boxes back to their original size. Thanks for your help.

  3. Ramit Sehgal says:

    Is there a way to recover a removed applied step in Power query?

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