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Microsoft Excel 2013: Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Paperback Engels 2013 9780735676343
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Extend the power of Excel-and discover an agile, cost-effective approach to business intelligence. Two business intelligence expert take you inside the PowerPivot add-in for Excel 2013. With a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving and data modeling, this guide shows you how to perform complex data analysis, and will help you deepen your skills as an Excel power-user.

Tranform data into business intelligence solutions and on-the-job results
- Create reports with the Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) language
- Use data modeling to make your data easier to understand and manage
- Load data from different sources directly into PowerPivot
- Add hierarchies to your data model to enable faster browsing
- Get insights from your data in a visual way with Power View
- Share your results across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint


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Over Alberto Ferrari

Alberto Ferrari is a Business Intelligence consultant whose two main interests are in a methodological approach to the BI development lifecycle, and performance tuning of ETL and SQL code. His activities are related to designing and implementing solutions based on Integration Services and Analysis Services for the financial, manufacturing and statistical areas. He is also a book author and a speaker in international conferences such as PASS Summit, SQLRally and SQLBits. Alberto holds an SSAS Maestro certification.

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Over Marco Russo

Marco Russo is a Business Intelligence consultant and mentor. His main activities are related to data warehouse relational and multidimensional design, but he is also involved in the complete development lifecycle of a BI solution. He has particular competence and experience in sectors like financial services (including complex olap designs in banking area), manufacturing, gambling and commercial distribution. Marco is also a book author and, apart from his BI-related publications, he also wrote some books about .NET programming. He speaks at international conferences such as PASS Summit, SQLRally and SQLBits. Marco has achieved the unique SSAS Maestro certification and is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer with several Microsoft Certified Professional certifications.

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1. Introduction to PowerPivot
-Using a PivotTable on an Excel table
-Using PowerPivot in Microsoft Office 2013
-Understanding the data model
-The PowerPivot add-In
-Using OLAP tools and converting to formulas
-Understanding PowerPivot for Excel 2013
-Creating a Power View report

2. Using the unique features of PowerPivot
-Loading data from external sources
-Using the DAX language
-Refreshing the PowerPivot data model

3. Introducing DAX
-Understanding DAX calculations
-Understanding calculated columns and fields
-Handling errors in DAX expressions
-Formatting DAX code
-Common DAX functions
-Using basic DAX functions

4. Understanding data models
-Understanding the basics of data modeling
-More about relationships
-Understanding normalization and denormalization
-Denormalizing within SQL queries
-Understanding over-denormalization
-Understanding OLTP and data marts
-Using advanced relationships

5. Publishing to SharePoint
-SharePoint 2013 and PowerPivot integration
-Licensing and setup
-Publishing a workbook to SharePoint
-Using the PowerPivot Gallery
-Connecting Excel to a SharePoint Excel data model
-Creating a Power View report
-Managing the PowerPivot data refresh

6. Loading data
-Understanding data sources
-Loading from a database
-Opening existing connections
-Loading from Access
-Loading from SQL Server Analysis Services
-Loading from SharePoint
-Using linked tables
-Loading from Excel files
-Loading from text files
-Loading from the Clipboard
-Loading from a report
-Loading from a data feed
-Loading from Windows Azure Marketplace
-Refreshing connections

7. Understanding evaluation contexts
-Introduction to evaluation contexts
-Testing your evaluation context understanding
-Creating a row context with iterators
-Understanding FILTER, ALL, and context interactions
-Working with many tables
-Evaluation contexts recap
-Creating a parameter table

8. Understanding CALCULATE
-Why is CALCULATE needed?
-CALCULATE examples
-Using CALCULATE inside a row context
-Understanding circular dependencies
-Understanding ALLSELECTED

9. Using hierarchies
-Understanding hierarchies
-Using parent/child hierarchies

10. Using Power View
-What is Power View?
-Power View basics
-Understanding table, matrix, and cards
-Using charts
-Using maps
-Understanding drill-down
-Using tiles
-Understanding multipliers
-Using Power View effectively

11. Shaping the reports
-Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
-Creating data models for Power View
-Understanding Power View metadata
-Defining sets
-Creating dynamic sets with MDX
-Using perspectives
-Understanding drill-through

12. Performing date calculations in DAX
-Building a calendar table
-Aggregating and comparing over time
-Closing balance over time
-Computing moving averages

13. Using advanced DAX
-Using many-to-many relationships
-Computing new and returning customers
-Understanding KEEPFILTERS
-Implementing basket analysis
-Understanding the power of calculated columns: ABC analysis
-Handling currency conversion

14. Using DAX as a query language
-Understanding EVALUATE
-Creating an Excel table with EVALUATE
-Using common functions in queries
-Linking back a DAX query
-Computing ABC analysis with a linked-back table
-Querying with DAX Studio

15. Automating operations using VBA
-Enabling the DEVELOPER tab of the ribbon
-Updating a linked-back DAX query through VBA
-Using the Model object
-Importing data into the data model using VBA
-Understanding data connections

16. Comparing Excel and SQL Server Analysis Services
-Understanding the different versions of the engine
-Feature matrix
-Securing your data
-Programmability and flexibility
-Database size
-Number of databases
-PowerPivot as a prototyping system

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