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    Can anyone point me to documentation about Power Query's meta keyword?

    In fact, can anyone point me to documentation about PQ's keywords in general?

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    Hey Charley,

    All the M documentation is here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/que...ry-m-reference

    Admittedly, the Meta article is short and pretty darned weak. May be something in the language specs though...
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    Ken,

    This morning, I was trying to understand the code that's automatically generated by Data, Get Data, From File, From Folder, Combine & Edit. Because "meta" is used in several different contexts, I was hoping that documentation about the "meta" keyword would help. But it doesn't.

    Also, as I discovered this morning, the documentation for Excel.Workbook fails to define the delayTypes argument.

    I headed down this path because I tried to define a parameter to contain the path to the parent folder used in the generated code; but the code wouldn't accept my parameter and I didn't understand the reason for that.

    Therefore, I wrote my own my own code to consolidate the files in a folder. This was just as well, because I could add features that that the generated code doesn't support.

    Even so, if you actually understand the Combine & Edit version of the From Folder query, that would make an interesting blog post.

    Thanks!

    Charley

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