powerpvt vs powerQry

Hello All,

What is the basic difference between PowerPivot and power query – I am pulling data from multiple sources (huge csv files and other formats) and then i  would need to join them and then manipulating them and putting them in one sheet of excel.  Which one will be better in this case? Power pivot or power query
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Jim HornSQL Server Data DudeCommented:
Power Query - Connect to every friggin' data source under the sun.  Warning:  The data is saved in Excel, so querying large data sets can result in large Excel files.
Power Pivot -  Build a data model with above data sets, then display a UI in a cosmetically pleasing manner, to include creating calculated fields, custom values (key performance indicators) that allows users to click buttons and watch the resulting data set change.

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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
putting them in one sheet of excel

In what form? If it's not a pivot table, you're probably better off with PQ.
Jim HornSQL Server Data DudeCommented:
^^^  Along these lines, it might not be a bad idea for you to paint us a picture of what exactly your business needs are, and how large these files are, as there are other solutions that may be more ideal.
RayneAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I was out sick so sorry for the delay
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