M Is for (Data) Monkey: A Guide to the M Language in Excel Power Query

Tickling Keys, Inc.
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Power Query is one component of the Power BI (Business Intelligence) product from Microsoft, and "M" is the name of the programming language created by it. As more business intelligence pros begin using Power Pivot, they find that they do not have the Excel skills to clean the data in Excel; Power Query solves this problem. This book shows how to use the Power Query tool to get difficult data sets into both Excel and Power Pivot, and is solely devoted to Power Query dashboarding and reporting.
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About the author

Ken Puls is the controller/director of IT at the Fairwinds Community & Resort on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He also runs Excelguru Consulting Inc, a company dedicated to helping users get the most out of Microsoft Excel, and is a winner of the prestigious Microsoft MVP – Excel award. He lives in Vancouver. Miguel Escobar is an Excel MVP and a consultant and expert on business intelligence, PowerPivot, Excel, Power View, and SharePoint. He is the author of Fórmulas DAX para PowerPivot.
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Publisher
Tickling Keys, Inc.
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Published on
Jun 1, 2015
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Pages
212
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ISBN
9781615473458
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Desktop Applications / Spreadsheets
Computers / Programming / Microsoft
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This content is DRM protected.
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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.
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