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

Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.

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Category: Computers

Page: 271

View: 801

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.

The Definitive Guide to DAX

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

Author: Alberto Ferrari

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 956

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

Practical Guide to SAP HANA and Big Data Analytics

Author: Dominique Alfermann

Publisher: Espresso Tutorials GmbH

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 235

View: 417

In this book written for SAP BI, big data, and IT architects, the authors expertly provide clear recommendations for building modern analytics architectures running on SAP HANA technologies. Explore integration with big data frameworks and predictive analytics components. Obtain the tools you need to assess possible architecture scenarios and get guidelines for choosing the best option for your organization. Know your options for on-premise, in the cloud, and hybrid solutions. Readers will be guided through SAP BW/4HANA and SAP HANA native data warehouse scenarios, as well as field-tested integration options with big data platforms. Explore migration options and architecture best practices. Consider organizational and procedural changes resulting from the move to a new, up-to-date analytics architecture that supports your data-driven or data-informed organization. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, this book explores: - SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA architecture concepts - Predictive Analytics and Big Data component integration - Recommendations for a sustainable, future-proof analytics solutions - Organizational impact and change management

The Power Pivot Handbook

Author: Peter Lawson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 84

View: 968

Power Pivot is a feature of Microsoft Excel. It is available as an add-in in Excel 2010 and 2013, and is included natively in Excel 2016. PowerPivot extends a local instance of Microsoft Analysis Services Tabular that is embedded directly into an Excel Workbook. This allows a user to build a ROLAP model in PowerPivot, and use pivot tables to explore the model once it is built. This allows Excel to act as a Self-Service BI platform, implementing professional expression languages to query the model and calculate advanced measures. PowerPivot primarily uses DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) as its expression language, although the model can be queried via MDX in a row set expression. DAX expressions allow a user to create measures based on the data model, which can summarize and aggregate millions of rows of table data in seconds. DAX expressions resolve to T-SQL queries in the Formula and Storage Engines that drive the data model, abstracting the more verbose and tedious work of writing formal queries to excel-like formula expressions. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Power Pivot Jump Start

Author: Jodi Zamora

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 84

View: 810

Power Pivot is a feature of Microsoft Excel. It is available as an add-in in Excel 2010 and 2013, and is included natively in Excel 2016. PowerPivot extends a local instance of Microsoft Analysis Services Tabular that is embedded directly into an Excel Workbook. This allows a user to build a ROLAP model in PowerPivot, and use pivot tables to explore the model once it is built. This allows Excel to act as a Self-Service BI platform, implementing professional expression languages to query the model and calculate advanced measures. PowerPivot primarily uses DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) as its expression language, although the model can be queried via MDX in a row set expression. DAX expressions allow a user to create measures based on the data model, which can summarize and aggregate millions of rows of table data in seconds. DAX expressions resolve to T-SQL queries in the Formula and Storage Engines that drive the data model, abstracting the more verbose and tedious work of writing formal queries to excel-like formula expressions. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Power Pivot Winner

Author: Mollie Andrews

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 84

View: 844

Power Pivot is a feature of Microsoft Excel. It is available as an add-in in Excel 2010 and 2013, and is included natively in Excel 2016. PowerPivot extends a local instance of Microsoft Analysis Services Tabular that is embedded directly into an Excel Workbook. This allows a user to build a ROLAP model in PowerPivot, and use pivot tables to explore the model once it is built. This allows Excel to act as a Self-Service BI platform, implementing professional expression languages to query the model and calculate advanced measures. PowerPivot primarily uses DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) as its expression language, although the model can be queried via MDX in a row set expression. DAX expressions allow a user to create measures based on the data model, which can summarize and aggregate millions of rows of table data in seconds. DAX expressions resolve to T-SQL queries in the Formula and Storage Engines that drive the data model, abstracting the more verbose and tedious work of writing formal queries to excel-like formula expressions. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Power Pivot for Starters

Author: Nicole Lyons

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 84

View: 562

Power Pivot is a feature of Microsoft Excel. It is available as an add-in in Excel 2010 and 2013, and is included natively in Excel 2016. PowerPivot extends a local instance of Microsoft Analysis Services Tabular that is embedded directly into an Excel Workbook. This allows a user to build a ROLAP model in PowerPivot, and use pivot tables to explore the model once it is built. This allows Excel to act as a Self-Service BI platform, implementing professional expression languages to query the model and calculate advanced measures. PowerPivot primarily uses DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) as its expression language, although the model can be queried via MDX in a row set expression. DAX expressions allow a user to create measures based on the data model, which can summarize and aggregate millions of rows of table data in seconds. DAX expressions resolve to T-SQL queries in the Formula and Storage Engines that drive the data model, abstracting the more verbose and tedious work of writing formal queries to excel-like formula expressions. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.