PowerPivot for the Data Analyst: Microsoft Excel 2010

Pearson Education
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Use Microsoft’s free PowerPivot add-in for Excel 2010 to analyze immense amounts of data from any source, perform state-of-the-art business analysis far more easily, and make better decisions in less time!

Simple, step-by-step instructions walk you through installing PowerPivot, importing data, using PivotTables with PowerPivot, using super-powerful DAX functions and measures, reporting to print or SharePoint, and a whole lot more.

Whatever your Excel data analysis experience, this book will help you use PowerPivot to get the right answers, right now—without IT’s help!

  • Import and integrate data from spreadsheets, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, text files, Atom data feeds, and other sources
  • Analyze multiple tables together, without complicated VLOOKUPs
  • Format, sort, and filter data in the PowerPivot window
  • Add calculated columns using new DAX functions
  • Create powerful reports from PowerPivot data—and format them so executives instantly get your point
  • Discover PivotTable tricks that work even better in PowerPivot
  • Control multiple PivotTable elements on one worksheet, with one set of Excel 2010 Slicers
  • Use DAX Measures to quickly perform tasks that were difficult or impossible with Calculated Fields
  • Compare today’s sales to yesterday’s–or to sales from the parallel period last fiscal year.
  • Use Named Sets to prepare asymmetric reports, show actuals for past months and plan for future months.
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Using Excel 2010, it's possible to create breathtaking charts, graphs, and other data visualizations - and communicate even the most complex data more effectively than ever before. In Charts and Graphs, one of the world's leading Excel experts show exactly how to make the most of Excel 2010's unprecedented visual features. Bill Jelen ("MrExcel") explains exactly when and how to use each type of Excel chart, then walks through creating superb visuals and customizing them with themes, colors, and effects. Jelen shows how to craft charts that illuminate trends, differences, and relationships; how to create stock analysis charts; how to use Excel's flexible PivotCharts; and even how to present data on maps with Microsoft MapPoint. You will discover how to make the most of Excel 2010's new Sparklines and other in-cell visualizations; how to incorporate additional images and shapes with SmartArt; how to export charts for use outside of Excel; and how to generate dynamic, customized charts automatically with Excel VBA. There's even a full chapter on assessing the truth of charts created in Excel - and recognizing when someone's trying to lie to you! This book is part of the new MrExcel Library series.

Everything Excel users need to know to communicate visually - from trend analysis to stock charting, geographical mapping to Excel 2010's new In-Cell Data Bars and Sparklines From basic through leading-edge techniques - including the automatic generation of custom charts with VBA Part of the brand-new MrExcel Library series, edited by Excel legend Bill Jelen


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Pearson Education
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Jun 3, 2010
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Computers / Client-Server Computing
Computers / Desktop Applications / Spreadsheets
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Excel 2010 In Depth is the beyond-the-basics, beneath-the-surface guide for everyone who wants to streamline their work with Excel 2010, and get more done in less time. Legendary Excel expert Bill Jelen provides specific, tested, proven solutions to the problems Excel users run into every day: challenges other books ignore or oversimplify. Jelen thoroughly covers all facets of working with Excel 2010, and adds new chapters on Excel Web App which allows multiple users to edit a spreadsheet simultaneously. New coverage also includes: Slicer, which offers dynamic filtering of PivotTables; Sparklines, which add data visualization to any cell; Calculation engine which improves the speed and accuracy of math, financial, and statistical functions; and the new version of Solver. As with all In Depth books, Excel 2010 In Depth presents comprehensive coverage, breakthrough techniques, exclusive shortcuts, quick access to information, troubleshooting help for tough problems, and real-world examples with nothing glossed over or left out. Step-by-step instructions with icons guide readers through essential tasks such as designing tables, entering data, importing external data, designing and executing queries, and designing data entry forms and printed reports. Additional chapters on advanced form and report design emphasize data entry efficiency and presentation clarity. By Bill Jelen, aka MrExcel, an Excel MVP and the principal behind the leading Excel website, MrExcel.com Covers all aspects of working with Excel 2010, from its updated Ribbon interface to its breakthrough collaboration and improved business intelligence For everyone who wants to get the most out of Excel 2010, from casual users to corporate professionals
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