By Art Tennick
250 + ready-to-use, robust DAX formulas
Develop powerful company intelligence (BI) strategies and force quicker, higher determination making throughout your online business with aid from an skilled database advisor and coach. via transparent factors, screenshots, and examples, Practical PowerPivot & DAX formulation for Excel 2010 indicates you the way to extract actionable insights from large quantities of company facts. greater than 250 downloadable DAX formulation plus beneficial appendixes masking SQL, MDX, and DMX question layout are integrated during this hands-on consultant. * construct pivot tables and charts with PowerPivot for Excel * Import details from entry, Excel, info feeds, SQL Server, and different assets * arrange and structure BI reviews utilizing the PowerPivot box checklist * Write DAX formulation that filter out, kind, regular, and denormalize information * build complicated DAX formulation from statistical, math, and date services * examine present and previous functionality utilizing date and time intelligence * deal with non-additive numbers, non-numeric values, and working totals * advance whole self-service and sharable BI options in a couple of minutes
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A PowerPivot pivot table (and/or a pivot chart) is where you visualize your Business Intelligence (BI)—it’s your interface to your data. Perhaps I shouldn’t call it data any more. Rather, it’s going to be information (meaningful data), or better still, intelligence. Chapter 2: PowerPivot: O ver view Figure 2-1 Excel with ribbons Intelligence or business intelligence has many definitions. It’s information that is easily found, easily visualized, and easily actionable. That means it’s going to form the basis for sound and timely decision making.
Chapter 1 PowerPivot: Quick Start 4 Prac tical PowerPivot & DAX Formulas for Excel 2010 T his is a short “quick start” chapter. It shows just how easy it is to create business intelligence (BI) with PowerPivot for Excel. Essentially a practical chapter, it does not contain much by way of theory or concepts—these are introduced gradually throughout the rest of the book. The chapter shows how to build quite a sophisticated pivot table in just a few minutes. C Key concepts Quick introduction to PowerPivot, quick introduction to Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX), importing data, creating calculated columns and measures, creating a PowerPivot pivot table in Excel This is real business intelligence—it’s a PowerPivot pivot table in an Excel 2010 worksheet, as shown in Figure 1-1—and, with a little practice, you can build this pivot table in less than five minutes!
In the ensuing Create PivotTable dialog, select Existing Worksheet and click OK (Figure 1-13). You should be back in the Excel workbook, looking at an empty pivot table and a PowerPivot Field List at the right (Figure 1-14). If you can’t see the Field List, click inside the pivot table. If it’s still not visible, click Field List in the Show/Hide group of the PowerPivot ribbon. You now have two windows open, Excel and PowerPivot. To move between them, you can use the task bar. If you close the PowerPivot window, simply click the PowerPivot Window button Figure 1-12 Creating a pivot table Chapter 1: PowerPivot: Quick Star t Figure 1-13 Location of new pivot table in Excel on the PowerPivot ribbon in Excel (this also switches to the PowerPivot window, if it’s already open).