Power Query or Get & Transform (In Excel 2016) lets you perform a series of steps to transform your Excel data.  One of the steps it allows you to copy an existing query from one workbook to another workbook!

If you want to reuse a query, this is perfect as you will not need to redo the steps anymore.

We will use the existing workbook from this tutorial of splitting dates. It splits the Order Date into Year, Month and Day.

Split the Date in Power Query

We want to reapply this same exact query to our other workbook with this data:

Copy and Paste Queries

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STEP 1: Open the workbook with the existing query.

Go to Data > Get & Transform > Show Queries

Copy and Paste Queries

 

STEP 2: In Workbook Queries, right click on the Table1 Query and select Copy.

Copy and Paste Queries

 

STEP 3: Jump over to the workbook that does not have this query yet.

Go to Data > Get & Transform > Show Queries

Copy and Paste Queries

 

STEP 4: In Workbook Queries, right click on the pane and select Paste.

Copy and Paste Queries

You can now see the same query applied now without even creating the steps manually!

The order date for this table as well has been split to Year, Month and Day!

Copy and Paste Queries

 

How to Copy and Paste Queries Across Workbooks Using Power Query

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