Brian Larson, MCITP, MCDBA, served as a member of the Reporting Services development team on a contract basis, and has contributed to the code base. He is the Vice President of Technology for Superior Consulting Services (SCS), a Microsoft Certified Partner. Brian has been invited to speak on Reporting Services at several conferences including SQL Server Magazine Connections, has been interviewed as a subject matter expert by Microsoft TechNet, .NET Rocks, and others, and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine.
Mark Davis, MCITP, is Business Intelligence Practice Manager with Superior Consulting Services in Minneapolis. He has created BI solutions for clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including health care, finance, manufacturing, insurance, and numerous others.
Dan English, MVP, MCITP, is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, a MCITP Business Intelligence Developer for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008, and an MCTS for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuring. Dan is a Principal BI consultant at Superior Consulting Services. He currently helps to lead the Minnesota Business Intelligence User Group and is an avid blogger (http://denglishbi.wordpress.com), Microsoft forums helper, and tweeter (@denglishbi).
Paul Purington, MCITP, is a partner and member of the management team at Superior Consulting Services. As a BI consultant, Paul has experience with both large and small-scale business intelligence environments.
This authoritative volume is a practical guide to the powerful new collaborative Business Intelligence tools available in Office 2007. Using real-world examples and clear explanations, Microsoft Office 2007 Business Intelligence: Reporting, Analysis, and Measurement from the Desktop shows you how to use Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint, and PerformancePoint with a wide range of stand-alone and external data in today's networked office. You will learn how to analyze data and generate reports, scorecards, and dashboards with the Office tools you're already using to help you in your everyday work.Create Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts and apply Conditional Formatting Convert Excel spreadsheets into Excel Tables with Conditional Formatting and Charting Connect external data to Excel using Office Data Connections and SharePoint Create SharePoint dashboards that display data from multiple sources Add Key Performance Indicators and Excel Services reports to your dashboards Harness advanced SQL Server 2005 data analysis tools with the Excel Data Mining Add-In and Visio Cluster Diagrams Generate integrated PerformancePoint Scorecards Create Visio PivotDiagrams and Windows Mobile spreadsheets
Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 explains how to take full advantage of Microsoft's collaborative business intelligence (BI) tools. A variety of powerful, flexible technologies are covered, including SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Excel, Excel Services, PowerPivot, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SharePoint Server 2010, PerformancePoint Services, and Master Data Services. This practical guide focuses on deveoloping end-to-end BI solutions that foster informed decision making.Create a multidimensional store for aggregating business data with SSAS Maximize the analysis capabilities of Excel and Excel Services Combine data from different sources and connect data for analysis with PowerPivot Move data into the system using SSIS, InfoPath, Streamsight, and SharePoint 2010 External Lists Build and publish reports with SSRS Integrate data from disparate applications, using SharePoint 2010 BI features Create scorecards and dashboards with PerformancePoint Services Summarize large volumes of data in charts and graphs Use the SSRS map feature for complex visualizations of spatial data Uncover patterns and relationships in data using the SSAS data mining engine Handle master data management with Master Data Services Publish the components of your BI solution and perform administrative tasks
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 & 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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Provide actionable business intelligence across the enterprise to enable informed decision-making and streamlined business processes. Oracle Business Intelligence Applications: Deliver Value Through Rapid Implementations shows how to justify, configure, customize, and extend this complete package of BI solutions. You'll get a technical walkthrough of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications architecture--from the dashboard to the data source--followed by best practices for maximizing the powerful features of each application. You will also find out about stakeholders critical to project approval and success.Optimize performance using Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Deliver timely financial information to managers with Oracle Financial Analytics Enable a streamlined, demand-driven supply chain via Oracle Supply Chain and Order Management Analytics Provide end-to-end visibility into manufacturing operations with Oracle Manufacturing Analytics Optimize supply-side performance through Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics Use Oracle Human Resources Analytics to provide key workforce information to managers and HR professionals Track the costs and labor required to maintain and operate assets with Oracle Enterprise Asset Management Analytics Maintain visibility into project performance via Oracle Project Analytics Provide actionable insight into sales opportunities using Oracle Sales Analytics Enable superior customer service with Oracle Service Analytics
Drive better, faster, more informed decision making across your organization using the expert tips and best practices featured in this hands-on guide. Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Fourth Edition, shows, step-by-step, how to distribute high-performance, custom analytics to users enterprise-wide. Discover how to build BI Semantic Models, create data marts and OLAP cubes, write MDX and DAX scripts, and share insights using Microsoft client tools. The book includes coverage of self-service business intelligence with Power BI.
• Understand the goals and components of successful BI
• Build data marts, OLAP cubes, and Tabular models
• Load and cleanse data with SQL Server Integration Services
• Manipulate and analyze data using MDX and DAX scripts and queries
• Work with SQL Server Analysis Services and the BI Semantic Model
• Author interactive reports using SQL Server Data Tools
• Create KPIs and digital dashboards
• Implement time-based analytics
• Embed data model content in custom applications using ADOMD.NET
• Use Power BI to gather, model, and visualize data in a self-service environment
Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition
New full-color code examples help you see how SQL statements are structured
Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers the straightforward, practical answers you need to help you do your job.
Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know–starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints.
You'll learn methodically, systematically, and simply–in 22 short, quick lessons that will each take only 10 minutes or less to complete.
With the Fourth Edition of this worldwide bestseller, the book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and improved. Lessons now cover the latest versions of IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, and Apache Open Office Base. And new full-color SQL code listings help the beginner clearly see the elements and structure of the language.
Use the major SQL statements Construct complex SQL statements using multiple clauses and operators Retrieve, sort, and format database contents Pinpoint the data you need using a variety of filtering techniques Use aggregate functions to summarize data Join two or more related tables Insert, update, and delete data Create and alter database tables Work with views, stored procedures, and more Table of Contents
2 Retrieving Data
4 Filtering Data
5 Advanced Data Filtering
6 Using Wildcard Filtering
7 Creating Calculated Fields
8 Using Data Manipulation Functions
9 Summarizing Data
10 Grouping Data
11 Working with Subqueries
12 Joining Tables
13 Creating Advanced Joins
14 Combining Queries
15 Inserting Data
16 Updating and Deleting Data
17 Creating and Manipulating Tables
18 Using Views
19 Working with Stored Procedures
20 Managing Transaction Processing
21 Using Cursors
22 Understanding Advanced SQL Features
Appendix A: Sample Table Scripts
Appendix B: Working in Popular Applications
Appendix C : SQL Statement Syntax
Appendix E: SQL Reserved Words
The recipes in In Late Winter We Ate Pears are every bit as delicious as the memories. Selections such as red snapper with fennel sauce, fresh figs with balsamic vinegar and mint, and frangipane and plum tart capture the essence of Italy. Following the tradition of Italian cuisine, the 80 recipes are laid out according to season, to suggest taking advantage of your freshest local ingredients.
Whether you are an experienced cook looking for authentic Italian recipes or a beginner wanting to immerse yourself in the romance of a young couple's culinary adventure, In Late Winter We Ate Pears provides rich sustenance in the best tradition of travel and food writing.
Cheers to Chef Barber and writer Deirdre Heekin for sharing these marvelous recipes from Osteria Pane e Salute (Pane translates as bread and Salute as health) and for sharing the story of a most inspired year spent in Italy. In Late Winter We Ate Pears is a testament that bread and health are the things that make a good life.
Build, publish, and maintain paginated and mobile reports using the expert tips and best practices contained in this hands-on guide. Written by a member of the original Reporting Services development team, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services, Fifth Edition, fully explains the process of creating and distributing reports and shows how to maximize all of the powerful, integrated SSRS capabilities, including the new and enhanced features. A detailed case study and sample reports are featured in this practical resource.
• Plan for, install, configure, and customize SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services
• Design and generate feature-rich reports using the Report Wizard
• Work with Report Designer in Visual Studio, Report Builder, and the Mobile Report Publisher
• Incorporate charts, images, gauges, and maps
• Enhance your reports through summarizing, totaling, and interactivity
• Build reusable report templates
• Embed Visual Basic .NET functions and subreports
• Enable end-user access via the Report Server and its web portal interface
• Integrate SSRS reports with your own websites and custom applications
• Follow along with sample reports from the book’s case study
- Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.
- Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems.
- Organize your database in terms of the relational model.
- Master tables, columns, rows, and keys.
- Retrieve, sort, and format data.- Filter the data that you don't want to see.
- Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators.
- Use aggregate functions to summarize data.
- Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata.
- Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views.
- Insert, update, delete, and merge data.
- Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data.
- Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls.
- Troubleshoot and optimize queries.
- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.
- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.
1. Running SQL Programs
2. The Relational Model
3. SQL Basics
4. Retrieving Data from a Table
5. Operators and Functions
6. Summarizing and Grouping Data
9. Set Operations
10. Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Rows
11. Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables