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Extract actionable BI using Excel 2010 PowerPivot and DAX language
Featuring 200 ready-to-use DAX queries, Practical PowerPivot and DAX Queries for Excel 2010 shows Office and Excel power users how to take advantage of DAX (Data Analysis Expressions)the new standard language for extracting BI within Excel. An entire section shows how to create tables, pivot tables, and PowerPivot tables in Excel. You can then progress to writing DAX queries and formulas to harness the power of BI.
This solutions-based guide contains more than 200 DAX queries that can be immediately applied across a wide variety of BI-related problems. It begins with fundamental principles and simple queries and rapidly progresses to complex and sophisticated queries. The book is structured as follows:
- Query: Introduction and description of query and its use
- Syntax: Complete DAX syntax
- Result: Screen shot showing the data returned in an Excel 2010 pivot table
- Analysis: Analysis of the results and tips for customization
Practical PowerPivot and DAX Queries for Excel 2010
- Includes 200+ ready-to-use, easily customizable DAX queries, all available for download
- Features a practical and hands-on approach with a minimum of difficult concepts and theory
- Explains how to visualize actionable BI
- Helps to dramatically improve analysis and decision-making skills
Complete coverage of Excel 2010 PowerPivot and DAX
PowerPivot Fundamentals; Instant Business Intelligence; PowerPivot: Overview; PowerPivot: Details; DAX: Overview - Calculated Columns and Measures; Visualization - Manipulating Pivot Tables and Charts; DAX Formulas - Extending PowerPivot; Fundamental Functions; Aggregate Functions; Date and Time Functions; Date and Time Intelligence Functions; Text Functions; Math Functions; After You Finish; How to Write SQL Queries for PowerPivot; How to Write MDX Queries for PowerPivot; How to Write DMX Queries for PowerPivot - Using SSAS Data Mining Data
250 + ready-to-use, powerful DAX formulas
Develop effective business intelligence (BI) solutions and drive faster, better decision making across your enterprise with help from an experienced database consultant and trainer. Through clear explanations, screenshots, and examples, Practical PowerPivot and DAX Formulas for Excel 2010 shows you how to extract actionable insights from vast amounts of corporate data. More than 250 downloadable DAX formulas plus valuable appendixes covering SQL, MDX, and DMX query design are included in this hands-on guide.
- Build pivot tables and charts with PowerPivot for Excel
- Import information from Access, Excel, data feeds, SQL Server, and other sources
- Organize and format BI reports using the PowerPivot Field List
- Write DAX formulas that filter, sort, average, and denormalize data
- Construct complex DAX formulas from statistical, math, and date functions
- Compare current and past performance using date and time intelligence
- Handle non-additive numbers, non-numeric values, and running totals
- Develop complete self-service and sharable BI solutions in a few minutes
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About the Author
Art Tennick has worked in relational database design and SQL queries for more than 20 years and multidimensional database design, cubes, and DMX and MDX queries for 10 years. He has worked with several major corporations to implement BI solutions using Microsoft SQL Server, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, and Excel 2010. Art is the author of several books and hundreds of articles for computer magazines in the U.S., UK, and Ireland. His web site is www.MrCube.net.
Table of Contents
Part I: PowerPivot
; Chapter 1.
PowerPivot: Quick Start; Chapter 2.
PowerPivot: Overview; Chapter 3.
PowerPivot: In-Depth; Chapter 4.
DAX: Overview; Chapter 5.
Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts: Overview; Part II: DAX
; Chapter 6.
Fundamental Functions: Filter, Logical, and Miscellaneous Functions; Chapter 7.
Aggregate Functions: Statistical Functions and SUM()/SUMX() Functions; Chapter 8.
Date and Time Functions 1/2: Basic Functions; Chapter 9.
Date and Time Functions 2/2: Time Intelligence Functions; Chapter 10.
Text Functions; Chapter 11.
Math and Trig Functions; Part III: PowerPivot and DAX Applied
; Chapter 12.
A Few Ideas: PowerPivot and DAX Solutions; Part IV: Appendixes: Queries for PowerPivot; Appendix A.
SQL Queries for PowerPivot; Appendix B.
MDX Queries for PowerPivot; Appendix C.
DMX Queries for PowerPivot; Index