Example of Using Bluebeam and Power Query

  • Example of Using Bluebeam and Power Query

    Posted by Vince on April 2, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Following on from @Doug McLean‘s recent posts about exporting data, this is an example of what you can do with Bluebeam and Power Query in Excel….

    https://screenrec.com/share/r4O8y0ZAoF

    Doug McLean replied 8 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Doug McLean

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    I can send anyone links to places on YouTube to learn PQ if they want.

  • Doug McLean

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    April 4, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    Here are two files that show how it all done. If you want to run the test, they’ll need to be placed in the same folder (as that’s how the PQ is written). This is a pretty small data set, but the speed for a larger one isn’t much different.
    If you want to see the steps in the Query, click on the Data tab and then hit Queries and Connections. This will open a list of the left.
    The sheet also has two macros that will break the Space column down into Tabs, and another one which saves the tabs a individual csv files so that we can upload those to our Estimating Software.

    Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    • Vince

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      April 4, 2022 at 1:35 pm
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      Great stuff @Doug McLean !

      My only problem with things like this is that I look back on something I did a year ago and think “How did I do that?!” – even when I am looking at the actually macros I can still get a bit confused! I guess that, once you’ve started, you need to do this sort of thing fairly regularly which unfortunately is not always possible due to time constraints.

      • Doug McLean

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        lol, yep.
        Happens to me all the time. Especially in Power Automate.