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Microsoft Excel 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013

Building Data Models with PowerPivot

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735676348
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 487
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Shows readers how to perform complex data analysis, create reports with the data analysis expressions language, and add hierarchies to data models to enable faster browsing.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Building Data Models with PowerPivot

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735676569
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 500
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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 Authors’ note on using Microsoft Excel 2016: This book’s content was written against Excel 2013, but it is useful and valid for users of Excel 2016 too. Excel 2016 introduces several new DAX functions and an improved editor for DAX without changing any existing behavior. In other words, all of the concepts and examples explained in this book continue to work with Excel 2016.

Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010

Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010

Give Your Data Meaning

  • Author: Marco Russo,Alberto Ferrari
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780735640580
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 384
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Provides information on using PowerPivot in Excel 2010 to create business intelligence models.

Excel 2013 Pivot Table Data Crunching

Excel 2013 Pivot Table Data Crunching

  • Author: Bill Jelen,Michael Alexander
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
  • ISBN: 0133259331
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 432
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CRUNCH ANY DATA, FROM ANY SOURCE, QUICKLY AND EASILY, WITH EXCEL 2013 PIVOT TABLES! Use Excel 2013 pivot tables and pivot charts to produce powerful, dynamic reports in minutes instead of hours… understand exactly what’s going on in your business… take control, and stay in control! Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their amazing flexibility and analytical power. In just the first seven chapters, you learn how to generate complex pivot reports complete with drill-down capabilities and accompanying charts. Then, you go even further, discovering how to build a comprehensive, dynamic pivot table reporting system for any business task or function. Learning advanced pivot table and pivot chart techniques for Excel 2013 or the newest Office 365 has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies, even complete, easy recipes for solving your most common business analysis problems. • Create, customize, and change your pivot tables and pivot charts • Transform gigantic data sets into crystal-clear summary reports • Summarize and analyze data even faster with new Excel 2013 recommended pivot tables • Instantly highlight your most (and least) profitable customers, products, or regions • Quickly filter pivot tables using slicers • Use dynamic dashboards using Power View to see exactly where your business stands right now • Revamp analyses on the fly by simply dragging and dropping fields • Build dynamic self-service reporting systems your entire team can use • Use PowerPivot or the Data Model to create pivot tables from multiple data sources and worksheets • Work with and analyze OLAP data, and much more About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will • Dramatically increase your productivity—saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make CATEGORY: Spreadsheets COVERS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013

The Definitive Guide to DAX

The Definitive Guide to DAX

Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 0735698376
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 592
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This comprehensive and authoritative guide will teach you the DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Leading Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, how DAX behaves differently from other languages, and how to use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. If you want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable power and flexibility, this no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Excel, and Power BI Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and error handling Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions Perform time-based calculations: YTD, MTD, previous year, working days, and more Work with expanded tables, complex functions, and elaborate DAX expressions Perform calculations over hierarchies, including parent/child hierarchies Use DAX to express diverse and unusual relationships Measure DAX query performance with SQL Server Profiler and DAX Studio

PowerPivot for the Data Analyst

PowerPivot for the Data Analyst

Microsoft Excel 2010

  • Author: Bill Jelen
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132168229
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
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ANALYZE HUGE AMOUNTS OF BUSINESS DATA FASTER, MORE EASILY, AND MORE ACCURATELY! Use Microsoft’s free PowerPivot add-in for Excel 2010 to analyze immense amounts of data from any source, perform state-of-the-art business analysis far more easily, and make better decisions in less time! Simple, step-by-step instructions walk you through installing PowerPivot, importing data, using PivotTables with PowerPivot, using super-powerful DAX functions and measures, reporting to print or SharePoint, and a whole lot more. Whatever your Excel data analysis experience, this book will help you use PowerPivot to get the right answers, right now—without IT’s help! Import and integrate data from spreadsheets, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, text files, Atom data feeds, and other sources Analyze multiple tables together, without complicated VLOOKUPs Format, sort, and filter data in the PowerPivot window Add calculated columns using new DAX functions Create powerful reports from PowerPivot data—and format them so executives instantly get your point Discover PivotTable tricks that work even better in PowerPivot Control multiple PivotTable elements on one worksheet, with one set of Excel 2010 Slicers Use DAX Measures to quickly perform tasks that were difficult or impossible with Calculated Fields Compare today’s sales to yesterday’s–or to sales from the parallel period last fiscal year. Use Named Sets to prepare asymmetric reports, show actuals for past months and plan for future months.

Excel 2013 In Depth

Excel 2013 In Depth

  • Author: Bill Jelen
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
  • ISBN: 0133259323
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1248
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Get more out of Microsoft Excel® 2013: more productivity and better answers for greater success! Drawing on his unsurpassed Excel experience, Bill Jelen (“Mr Excel”) brings together all the intensely useful knowledge you need: insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else. Excel 2013 In Depth is the fastest, best way to master Excel 2013’s full power; get comfortable with its updated interface; and leverage its new tools for everything from formulas, charts, and functions to dashboards, data visualization, and social media integration. Start by taking a quick “tour” of Excel 2013’s most valuable new features. Then, learn how to Build more trustworthy, error-resistant, flexible, extensible, intelligent, and understandable spreadsheets Get more productive with Excel 2013’s new Start Screen and Timelines Create formulas, charts, subtotals, and pivot tables faster with new Flash Fill and Analysis Lens Quickly apply attractive, consistent formats Master every function you’ll ever need,- including powerful new web services functions Solve real-world business intelligence analysis problems Create amazing PowerPivot data mashups that integrate information from anywhere Use Power View to generate stunningly intuitive maps, dashboards, and data visualizations Share workbooks on the Web and social networks Leverage the improved Excel Web App to create highly interactive web pages and online surveys Automate repetitive functions using Excel macros Supercharge your workbooks with new apps from the Excel App Store Like all In Depth books, Excel 2013 In Depth delivers complete coverage with detailed solutions, and troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own. Whatever you intend to do with Excel 2013, this is the only book you’ll need!

Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

  • Author: Chris Webb,Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781847197238
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 361
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Design and implement fast, scalable and maintainable cubes with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services with this book and eBook

Building Financial Models with Microsoft Excel

Building Financial Models with Microsoft Excel

A Guide for Business Professionals

  • Author: K. Scott Proctor
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470561454
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1946
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Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel

Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel

  • Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 1509302816
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 320
  • View: 736
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Renowned DAX experts Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo teach you how to design data models for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. How can you use Excel and Power BI to gain real insights into your information? As you examine your data, how do you write a formula that provides the numbers you need? The answers to both of these questions lie with the data model. This book introduces the basic techniques for shaping data models in Excel and Power BI. It’s meant for readers who are new to data modeling as well as for experienced data modelers looking for tips from the experts. If you want to use Power BI or Excel to analyze data, the many real-world examples in this book will help you look at your reports in a different way–like experienced data modelers do. As you’ll soon see, with the right data model, the correct answer is always a simple one! By reading this book, you will: • Gain an understanding of the basics of data modeling, including tables, relationships, and keys • Familiarize yourself with star schemas, snowflakes, and common modeling techniques • Learn the importance of granularity • Discover how to use multiple fact tables, like sales and purchases, in a complex data model • Manage calendar-related calculations by using date tables • Track historical attributes, like previous addresses of customers or manager assignments • Use snapshots to compute quantity on hand • Work with multiple currencies in the most efficient way • Analyze events that have durations, including overlapping durations • Learn what data model you need to answer your specific business questions About This Book • For Excel and Power BI users who want to exploit the full power of their favorite tools • For BI professionals seeking new ideas for modeling data

Learn to Write DAX

Learn to Write DAX

A practical guide to learning Power Pivot for Excel and Power BI

  • Author: Matt Allington
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615473548
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 180
  • View: 3882
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Active learning lessons for mastering DAX Data analysis expressions (DAX) is the formula language of PowerPivot and this book is written to give hands-on practice to anyone who wants to become competent at writing such formulas. Sample exercises that explain each concept are provided and followed by practice questions and answers to maximize learning and experience with DAX.

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013

Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013

Self-Service Business Intelligence Using Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query, and Power Map

  • Author: Dan Clark
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1430264462
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 324
  • View: 8011
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Understanding your company’s data has never been easier than with Microsoft’s new Power BI package for Excel 2013. Consisting of four powerful tools—Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query and Power Maps—Power BI makes self-service business intelligence a reality for a wide range of users, bridging the traditional gap between Excel users, business analysts and IT experts and making it easier for everyone to work together to build the data models that can give you game-changing insights into your business. Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 guides you step by step through the process of analyzing and visualizing your data. Daniel R. Clark, an expert in BI training and a regular speaker on these topics, takes you through each tool in turn, using hands-on activities to consolidate what you’ve learned in each chapter. Starting with Power Pivot, you will create robust scalable data models which will serve as the foundation of your data analysis. Once you have mastered creating suitable data models, you will use them to build compelling interactive visualizations in Power View. It’s often necessary to combine data from disparate sources into a data model. Power Query allows you to easily discover, combine, and refine data from a variety of sources, so you can make accurate judgments with all the available information. Geographical awareness is another common requirement of data analysis. Using Power Maps you will create captivating visualizations that map your data in space and time. Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 is your practical guide to getting maximum insight from your data, and presenting it with impact.

DAX Formulas for PowerPivot

DAX Formulas for PowerPivot

The Excel Pro's Guide to Mastering DAX

  • Author: Rob Collie
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615470158
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 246
  • View: 4670
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Offers information on the patterns and techniques of the formula language DAX.

Power Query for Power BI and Excel

Power Query for Power BI and Excel

  • Author: Christopher Webb,Crossjoin Consulting Limited
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1430266929
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
  • View: 1774
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Power Query for Power BI and Excel is a book for people who are tired of copying and pasting data into Excel worksheets. Power Query, part of the Microsoft Power BI suite, is a tool that automates the process of getting data into Excel and will save you hours of dull, repetitive, and error-prone work! Power Query makes it easy to extract data from many different data sources, filter that data, aggregate it, clean it and perform calculations on it, finally loading that data into either your worksheet or directly into the new Excel 2013 Data Model used by Power Pivot. This concise, practical book provides a complete guide to Power Query and how to use it to solve all of your Excel data-loading problems. Power Query for Power BI and Excel goes well beyond the surface of what Power Query can do. The book goes deep into the underlying M language, showing you how to do amazing things that aren’t going to be possible from just the GUI interface that is covered in most other books. You’ll have full command of the GUI, and you’ll be able to drop into the M language to go beyond what the GUI provides. The depth in this book makes it a must-have item for anyone who is pushing Power BI and Excel to their limits in the pursuit of business intelligence from data analysis. Teaches the basics of using Power Query to load data into Excel Helps you solve common, data-related problems with Power Query Shows how to write your own solutions in the powerful M language

Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics

Microsoft Excel

  • Author: Conrad Carlberg
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
  • ISBN: 0132967251
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
  • View: 663
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Excel predictive analytics for serious data crunchers! The movie Moneyball made predictive analytics famous: Now you can apply the same techniques to help your business win. You don’t need multimillion-dollar software: All the tools you need are available in Microsoft Excel, and all the knowledge and skills are right here, in this book! Microsoft Excel MVP Conrad Carlberg shows you how to use Excel predictive analytics to solve real-world problems in areas ranging from sales and marketing to operations. Carlberg offers unprecedented insight into building powerful, credible, and reliable forecasts, showing how to gain deep insights from Excel that would be difficult to uncover with costly tools such as SAS or SPSS. You’ll get an extensive collection of downloadable Excel workbooks you can easily adapt to your own unique requirements, plus VBA code—much of it open-source—to streamline several of this book’s most complex techniques. Step by step, you’ll build on Excel skills you already have, learning advanced techniques that can help you increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve productivity. By mastering predictive analytics, you’ll gain a powerful competitive advantage for your company and yourself. • Learn both the “how” and “why” of using data to make better tactical decisions • Choose the right analytics technique for each problem • Use Excel to capture live real-time data from diverse sources, including third-party websites • Use logistic regression to predict behaviors such as “will buy” versus “won’t buy” • Distinguish random data bounces from real, fundamental changes • Forecast time series with smoothing and regression • Construct more accurate predictions by using Solver to find maximum likelihood estimates • Manage huge numbers of variables and enormous datasets with principal components analysis and Varimax factor rotation • Apply ARIMA (Box-Jenkins) techniques to build better forecasts and understand their meaning

M Is for (Data) Monkey

M Is for (Data) Monkey

A Guide to the M Language in Excel Power Query

  • Author: Ken Puls,Miguel Escobar
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615473459
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 212
  • View: 3970
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Power Query is one component of the Power BI (Business Intelligence) product from Microsoft, and "M" is the name of the programming language created by it. As more business intelligence pros begin using Power Pivot, they find that they do not have the Excel skills to clean the data in Excel; Power Query solves this problem. This book shows how to use the Power Query tool to get difficult data sets into both Excel and Power Pivot, and is solely devoted to Power Query dashboarding and reporting.

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

  • Author: Wayne Winston
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 9781509304219
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 984
  • View: 2808
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Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide will help you apply Excel 2016's most valuable innovations for data analysis and business modeling. It's packed with realistic problems and solutions to help you gain mastery -- including over 150 that are new or revised. Coverage includes: Quickly transitioning from basic Excel to more sophisticated analytics Summarizing data with PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics Exploring new trends in predictive and prescriptive analytics Using Excel Trend Curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing Mastering advanced Excel functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT Delving into key financial, statistical, and time functions Making charts more effective with Power View Tame complex optimization problems with Excel Solver Running Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models Using Excel 2016's new FORECAST and Power Map tools Working with the AGGREGATE function and Table Slicers Creating multiple PivotTables from a filter Using HYPERLINKS, ISFORMULA, and UNICODE Performing sensitivity analyses with more than two variables Making the most of the Inquire add-in And much more "

Excel Power Pivot and Power Query For Dummies

Excel Power Pivot and Power Query For Dummies

  • Author: Michael Alexander
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111921064X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4614
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A guide to PowerPivot and Power Query no data cruncher should be without! Want to familiarize yourself with the rich set of Microsoft Excel tools and reporting capabilities available from PowerPivot and Power Query? Look no further! Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies shows you how this powerful new set of tools can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate 'big data' Business Intelligence and Dashboard reports. You'll discover how PowerPivot and Power Query not only allow you to save time and simplify your processes, but also enable you to substantially enhance your data analysis and reporting capabilities. Gone are the days of relatively small amounts of data—today's data environment demands more from business analysts than ever before. Now, with the help of this friendly, hands-on guide, you'll learn to use PowerPivot and Power Query to expand your skill-set from the one-dimensional spreadsheet to new territories, like relational databases, data integration, and multi-dimensional reporting. Demonstrates how Power Query is used to discover, connect to, and import your data Shows you how to use PowerPivot to model data once it's been imported Offers guidance on using these tools to make analyzing data easier Written by a Microsoft MVP in the lighthearted, fun style you've come to expect from the For Dummies brand If you spend your days analyzing data, Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies will get you up and running with the rich set of Excel tools and reporting capabilities that will make your life—and work—easier.

Dashboarding and Reporting with Power Pivot and Excel

Dashboarding and Reporting with Power Pivot and Excel

How to Design and Create a Financial Dashboard with PowerPivot – End to End

  • Author: Kasper de Jonge
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615473394
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 195
  • View: 3764
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Microsoft’s revolutionary Power Pivot is a tool that allows users to create and transform data into reports and dashboards in new and much more powerful ways using the most-used analytical tool in the world: Excel. This book, written by a member of Microsoft’s Power Pivot team, provides a practical step by step guide on creating a financial dashboard. The book covers in detail how to combine and shape the relevant data, build the dashboard in Excel, providing layout and design tips and tricks, prepare the model to work with fiscal dates, and show values used in many financial reports, including year-to-date, variance-to-target, percentage-of-total, and running totals reports. Accessibly written, this book offers readers a practical, real-world scenario and can be used as a day-to-day reference. Though the guide focuses on Power Pivot for Excel 2010, a chapter that discusses Power View—compatible with Excel 2013— and Power BI is also included.

Power Pivot and Power BI

Power Pivot and Power BI

The Excel User's Guide to DAX, Power Query, Power BI & Power Pivot in Excel 2010-2016

  • Author: Rob Collie,Avichal Singh
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615473491
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 271
  • View: 5059
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Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of PowerPivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by the world's foremost PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. It includes lessons on the difference between calculated columns and measures; how formulas can be reused across reports of completely different shapes; how to merge disjointed sets of data into unified reports; how to make certain columns in a pivot behave as if the pivot were filtered while other columns do not; and how to create time-intelligent calculations in pivot tables such as "Year over Year" and "Moving Averages" whether they use a standard, fiscal, or a complete custom calendar. The "pattern-like" techniques and best practices contained in this book have been developed and refined over two years of onsite training with Excel users around the world, and the key lessons from those seminars costing thousands of dollars per day are now available to within the pages of this easy-to-follow guide. This updated second edition covers new features introduced with Office 2015.