I love LOOKUPVALUE. It’s a great DAX function.

However, sometimes, it’s better for the column to be looked up in Power Query.

To bring in a column from another table, Merge your lookup table with your main table on the common key.

Here’s an example where I bring in the State Name into a table. I’m ‘looking up’ using a state abbreviation column.

Step 1:  Merge Queries to bring in desired column.


Step 2: Merge. I’m Doing a Right outer join on the State Code Column to get my State Name.

Step 3: Expand column to bring in Desired Field


Step 4: Click OK and bring in desired column.

Here‘s a video example of how to do it.


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