Is this RAM/memory efficient?

danhendo888

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Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Suppose I have a workbook which has one sheet with a table (say Table1) of 20,000 rows of data.

If I create a new workbook and use Power Query to create queries by sourcing Table1, does that make my second workbook for memory efficient to use?

That is, dumping data into one workbook. Then saving the file and closing it.
Then opening my second workbook to extract the data from the above workbook using queries.

Is it okay to have many queries (connection only) in one workbook?

Best,
Dan
 

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sandy666

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start from a million rows then we can talk. :)
honestly, I've never had problems with as few as 20,000 rows
 

rya05

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Hi, good day everyone. I have 5 folders, each folder has data downloaded on a daily basis. They can reach more than a few hundred thousand rows per file per day.

Currently, it took quite a while to refresh or recalculate if there are any changes to the query. I have more than 80 queries currently. Would it be better if I dump the data from multiple folders into the 1st Workbook, save it and close it, then, using the 2nd workbook to get the data from the 1st workbook?

Best regards,
rYa
 

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