Excel Power Pivot and Power Query For Dummies

Author: Michael Alexander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111921064X

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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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.
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Power Query for Power BI and Excel

Author: Christopher Webb,Crossjoin Consulting Limited

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430266929

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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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
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Beginning Power BI

A Practical Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics with Excel 2016 and Power BI Desktop

Author: Dan Clark

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484225775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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Analyze your company’s data quickly and easily using Microsoft’s latest tools. You will learn to build scalable and robust data models to work from, clean and combine different data sources effectively, and create compelling visualizations and share them with your colleagues. Author Dan Clark takes you through each topic using step-by-step activities and plenty of screen shots to help familiarize you with the tools. This second edition includes new material on advanced uses of Power Query, along with the latest user guidance on the evolving Power BI platform. Beginning Power BI is your hands-on guide to quick, reliable, and valuable data insight. What You'll Learn Simplify data discovery, association, and cleansing Build solid analytical data models Create robust interactive data presentations Combine analytical and geographic data in map-based visualizations Publish and share dashboards and reports Who This Book Is For Business analysts, database administrators, developers, and other professionals looking to better understand and communicate with data
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Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel

Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509302816

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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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
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Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies

Author: Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119357543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Comprehensive guide to learning how to create informative, enlightening financial models today. Not a math whiz or an Excel power-user? No problem! All you need is a basic understanding of Excel to start building simple models with practical hands-on exercises and before you know it, you'll be modeling your way to optimized profits for your business in no time
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Excel 2019 All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Greg Harvey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111951794X

Category: Computers

Page: 816

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Make Excel work for you Excel 2019 All-In-One For Dummies offers eight books in one!! It is completely updated to reflect the major changes Microsoft is making to Office with the 2019 release. From basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, to sharing and reviewing worksheets, to editing macros with Visual Basic, it provides you with a broad scope of the most common Excel applications and functions—including formatting worksheets, setting up formulas, protecting worksheets, importing data, charting data, and performing statistical functions. The book covers importing data, building and editing worksheets, creating formulas, generating pivot tables, and performing financial functions, what-if scenarios, database functions, and Web queries. More advanced topics include worksheet sharing and auditing, performing error trapping, building and running macros, charting data, and using Excel in conjunction with Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) to analyze, model, and visualize vast quantities of data from a variety of local and online sources. Get familiar with Worksheet design Find out how to work with charts and graphics Use Excel for data management, analysis, modeling, and visualization Make sense of macros and VBA If you’re a new or inexperienced user looking to spend more time on your projects than trying to figure out how to make Excel work for you, this all-encompassing book makes it easy!
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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.
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Learning Power Pivot for Excel Made Easy

Author: Indera E. Murphy

Publisher: Tolana Publishing

ISBN: 9781935208273

Category: Computers

Page: 254

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This book is based on Power Pivot for Excel 2016. Power Pivot is a popular tool for Excel. It is powerful and easy to learn. Power Pivot For Excel Made Easy gets you up and running with Power Pivot by teaching you the basics relatively quickly, so that you can import data and create pivot tables and chart for decision making purposes. Each chapter explains new concepts and most chapters have exercises to help reinforce the topics. This puts your new skills to work right away. I try hard not to bore you with a lot of history. You will learn how to link data tables, create summary pivot tables and make the data displayed in a pivot table interactive by adding filters, slicers and timelines. And did I say that sample files are available, so that you can complete the step-by-step instructions? What makes Power Pivot fun is that you can see your changes (good or bad) immediately. After completing the exercises in this book, you will be able to perform the following tasks and more: Import data into the data model Use the Table Import Wizard Create relationships Use slicers Create pivot tables and pivot charts Create KPI's and hierarchies Add sparklines to a pivot table Apply conditional formatting If you are also looking to learn Power Query, see Power BI Tools Volume 4: Learning Power Query And Power Pivot For Excel Made Easy, ISBN 978-1-935208-29-7. We also have a book that covers Power View and Power Map, in addition to Power Query, see Power BI Tools Volume 3: Learning Power Query, Power View And Power Map For Excel Made Easy, ISBN 978-1-935208-28-0.
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Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts

Author: Michael Alexander,Jared Decker,Bernard Wehbe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118821564

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 4429

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Bridge the big data gap with Microsoft BusinessIntelligence Tools for Excel Analysts The distinction between departmental reporting done by businessanalysts with Excel and the enterprise reporting done by ITdepartments with SQL Server and SharePoint tools is more blurry nowthan ever before. With the introduction of robust new features likePowerPivot and Power View, it is essential for business analysts toget up to speed with big data tools that in the past have beenreserved for IT professionals. Written by a team of BusinessIntelligence experts, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools forExcel Analysts introduces business analysts to the rich toolsetand reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to moreeffectively source and incorporate large datasets in theiranalytics while saving them time and simplifying the reportingprocess. Walks you step-by-step through important BI tools likePowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint and shows you how to movedata back and forth between these tools and Excel Shows you how to leverage relational databases, slice data intovarious views to gain different visibility perspectives, createeye-catching visualizations and dashboards, automate SQL Serverdata retrieval and integration, and publish dashboards and reportsto the web Details how you can use SQL Server’s built-in functionsto analyze large amounts of data, Excel pivot tables to access andreport OLAP data, and PowerPivot to create powerful reportingmechanisms You’ll get on top of the Microsoft BI stack and all it cando to enhance Excel data analysis with this one-of-a-kind guidewritten for Excel analysts just like you.
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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: 1615470271

Category: Computers

Page: 195

View: 7496

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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.
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