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Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

By Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Published by Microsoft Press

Published Date: Mar 15, 2013

Description

Your guide to quickly turn data into results.

Transform your skills, data, and business—and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job results—no programming required!

  • Understand the differences between PowerPivot for Self Service BI and SQL Server Analysis Services for Corporate BI
  • Extend your existing data-analysis skills to create your own BI solutions
  • Quickly manipulate large data sets, often in millions of rows
  • Perform simple-to-sophisticated calculations and what-if analysis
  • Create complex reporting systems with data modeling and Data Analysis Expressions
  • Share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to PowerPivot
  • Chapter 2: Using the unique features of PowerPivot
  • Chapter 3: Introducing DAX
  • Chapter 4: Understanding data models
  • Chapter 5: Publishing to SharePoint
  • Chapter 6: Loading data
  • Chapter 7: Understanding evaluation contexts
  • Chapter 8: Understanding CALCULATE
  • Chapter 9: Using hierarchies
  • Chapter 10: Using Power View
  • Chapter 11: Shaping the reports
  • Chapter 12: Performing date calculations in DAX
  • Chapter 13: Using advanced DAX
  • Chapter 14: Using DAX as a query language
  • Chapter 15: Automating operations using VBA
  • Chapter 16: Comparing Excel and SQL Server Analysis Services
  • About the Authors

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-7356-7634-8

ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-7634-3

Format: Book

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