Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel (Business Skills)


Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel (Business Skills) Author Alberto Ferrari
ISBN-10 150930276X
ISBN-13 9781509302765
Year 2017-04-29
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Microsoft Press
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Renowned DAX experts Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo teach you how to design data models for maximum efficiency and effectiveness How can you use Excel and Power BI to gain real insights into your information As you examine your data how do you write a formula that provides the numbers you need The answers to both of these questions lie with the data model This book introduces the basic techniques for shaping data models in Excel and Power BI Its meant for readers who are new to data modeling as well as for experienced data modelers looking for tips from the experts If you want to use Power BI or Excel to analyze data the many real world examples in this book will help you look at your reports in a different waylike experienced data modelers do As youll soon see with the right data model the correct answer is always a simple one By reading this book you will Gain an understanding of the basics of data modeling including tables relationships and keys Familiarize yourself with star schemas snowflakes and common modeling techniques Learn the importance of granularity Discover how to use multiple fact tables like sales and purchases in a complex data model Manage calendar related calculations by using date tables Track historical attributes like previous addresses of customers or manager assignments Use snapshots to compute quantity on hand Work with multiple currencies in the most efficient way Analyze events that have durations including overlapping durations Learn what data model you need to answer your specific business questions About This Book For Excel and Power BI users who want to exploit the full power of their favorite tools For BI professionals seeking new ideas for modeling data

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