Can I do this with fewer steps

Here are the steps I follow currently:

1) Select table or Range
2) PowerQuery - From Table/ Range
3) In PowerQuery, Close & Load
4) New Worksheet is created and the query is loaded automatically
5) Delete the Worksheet Created in step 4
6) When asked whether to Disable Load or Delete query, choose Disable Load

Basically, I only want to create the table in PowerQuery, without loading it into another spreadsheet
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abbas abdullaCommented:

From power query editor menu choose close and load To, then select the option only create connection.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
As Abbas Abdulla said, you can use the option Only Create Connection. This will create a connection to the source data but will not load the actual data on the sheet.
On Home tab on Power Query Editor Window, if you simply click the Close & Load, the default setting will be applied and the data will be loaded into a new worksheet. But if you pull down the drop down, you will be given two options there Close & Load and Close & Load To.... At this point, all you need is to click Close & Load To... and a new window will be popped up where you can choose different options as shown in the image.

While creating connection only, you will have another option at the same time to Add this data to the Data Model as well so that you can visualize the data added into the Power Pivot Data Model with the help of a Pivot Table.


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Member_2_7966563Author Commented:
Thanks a lot for your help
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome! Glad we could help.
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