Screenshot tutorial: Add a column with custom function code in Power Query

The following steps show how to create a new column in a table using existing custom function code. This works in Power BI as well as in Power Query in Excel:

1. Copy the function code

1: Copy the function code

2. Create new blank query in the query editor

2: Create new query

3. Open the advanced editor

3: Open the advanced editor

4. Replace existing function code by new one

4: Paste new function code

5. Rename query (optional)

5: Rename query (optional)

6. Invoke custom function

6: Add a new column with “Invoke Custom Function” command

7. Edit function parameters

7: Edit function parameters

Enjoy & stay queryious 😉

About the Author:

My name is Imke Feldmann and here I will share my ideas and concepts about utilizing Micrsoft’s cool new BI tools primarily in the Finance and Accounting area.
I’ve been working as a Finance Director, Head of Accounting and Controller for over 15 years. There I fell in love with Microsofts self service BI stack and decided to focus completely on bringing these tools to life. Now I’m providing BI training, consultancy services and developments mainly remote over the internet, living happily ever after…

I engage in the PowerBI and Excel community and taking pride in having been awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for my contributions in 2017.


Feldmann, I. (2019). Screenshot tutorial: Add a column with custom function code in Power Query. Available at: [Accessed: 11th March 2019].

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