PowerPivot for the Data Analyst: Microsoft Excel 2010

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ANALYZE HUGE AMOUNTS OF BUSINESS DATA FASTER, MORE EASILY, AND MORE ACCURATELY!

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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MASTER CORE EXCEL 2016 TOOLS FOR BUILDING POWERFUL, RELIABLE SPREADSHEETS!

Use this guide to automate virtually any routine task: save yourself hours, days, maybe even weeks! Make Excel do things you thought were impossible, discover macro techniques you won’t find anywhere else, and create automated reports that are amazingly powerful. Bill Jelen and Tracy Syrstad help you instantly visualize information, so you can act on it… capture data from anywhere, and use it anywhere… automate Excel 2016’s best new features. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies, and 50 workbooks packed with bonus examples, macros, and solutions–straight from MrExcel!

Get started fast with Excel macro development Work efficiently with ranges, cells, and formulas Build super-fast applications with arrays Automate Excel’s new pivot table enhancements Collect user data with custom dialogs Make your macros more reliable and resilient Pull data from the Internet with web queries Use advanced classes, collections, and custom functions Build sophisticated business analysis solutions Read and write to Access or SQL Server databases Control other Office programs, and Windows itself Write code that also works on older Excel versions Start writing Office Store-style Excel Apps

About MrExcel Library

Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will

Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

This book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Excel, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. See inside for details.

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Pearson Education
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Published on
Jun 3, 2010
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780132168229
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Client-Server Computing
Computers / Desktop Applications / Spreadsheets
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This content is DRM protected.
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Renowned Excel experts Bill Jelen (MrExcel) and Michael Alexander help you crunch data from any source with Excel 2019 pivot tables.

Use Excel 2019 pivot tables and pivot charts to produce powerful, dynamic reports in minutes instead of hours, to take control of your data and your business. Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their remarkable flexibility and analytical power–including valuable improvements in Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365. Drawing on more than 45 combined years of Excel experience, Bill Jelen and Michael Alexander offer practical “recipes” for solving real business problems, help you avoid common mistakes, and present tips and tricks you’ll find nowhere else.


By reading this book, you will:

• Master easy, powerful ways to create, customize, change, and control pivot tables

• Control all future pivot tables using new pivot table defaults

• Transform huge data sets into clear summary reports

• Instantly highlight your most profitable customers, products, or regions

• Use Power Query to quickly import, clean, shape, and analyze disparate data sources

• Build geographical pivot tables with 3D Map

• Construct and share state-of-the-art dynamic dashboards

• Revamp analyses on the fly by dragging and dropping fields

• Build dynamic self-service reporting systems

• Share your pivot tables with colleagues

• Create data mashups using the full Power Pivot capabilities of Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365

• Automate pivot tables with macros and VBA

• Save time by adapting reports with GetPivotData

• Discover today’s most useful pivot table tips and shortcuts

A guide to PowerPivot and Power Query no data cruncher should be without!

Want to familiarize yourself with the rich set of Microsoft Excel tools and reporting capabilities available from PowerPivot and Power Query? Look no further! Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies shows you how this powerful new set of tools can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate 'big data' Business Intelligence and Dashboard reports. You'll discover how PowerPivot and Power Query not only allow you to save time and simplify your processes, but also enable you to substantially enhance your data analysis and reporting capabilities.

Gone are the days of relatively small amounts of data—today's data environment demands more from business analysts than ever before. Now, with the help of this friendly, hands-on guide, you'll learn to use PowerPivot and Power Query to expand your skill-set from the one-dimensional spreadsheet to new territories, like relational databases, data integration, and multi-dimensional reporting.

Demonstrates how Power Query is used to discover, connect to, and import your data Shows you how to use PowerPivot to model data once it's been imported Offers guidance on using these tools to make analyzing data easier Written by a Microsoft MVP in the lighthearted, fun style you've come to expect from the For Dummies brand

If you spend your days analyzing data, Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies will get you up and running with the rich set of Excel tools and reporting capabilities that will make your life—and work—easier.

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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