Power Pivot Workshop Pdf

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During this intense 2- day course, you will learn how to use PowerPivot and Excel to bring the business intelligence that you have invested in to the forefront for your users and customers. You will start by learning the basics of how to configure and build data models using PowerPivot including a basic star schema. Then, you will dive into PowerPivot models in Excel including a review of DAX- Data Analysis Expressions. Concluding with the latest charts, pivot tables, slicers and sorting capabilities delivered with PowerPivot.

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Power Pivot Workshop Pdf

  1. 1. 05/05/2011REV 1Pragmatic Works Business IntelligencePowerPivot and Excel for Business Intelligence (Virtual) - CourseDetails Virtual Course DetailsCourse Title: Pragmatic Business Intelligence-PowerPivotDuration: 2 Days, 4 hours each day, VirtualOverview: During this intense 2- day course, you will learn how to use PowerPivot and Excel to bring the business intelligence that you have invested in to the forefront for your users and customers. You will start by learning the basics of how to configure and build data models using PowerPivot including a basic star schema. Then, you will dive into PowerPivot models in Excel including a review of DAX- Data Analysis Expressions. Concluding with the latest charts, pivot tables, slicers and sorting capabilities delivered with PowerPivot.Prerequisites: The target of this class is self-service business users and power users who wish to empower themselves to deliver their own reporting as well as IT professionals, developers and architects. Some knowledge of Excel including the basic use of functions is assumed, and very little time is spent on connecting to cube solutions. No previous knowledge of Sharepoint or development skills is required. Prerequisites: Excel 2010 and the free PowerPivot add-in available from Microsoft’s site at http://www.powerpivot.com/ are both required. 1 Session Day 1 - Building data models in PowerPivot  Introduction 1.2 Star schema  Design principles and benefits  Normalising vs denormalising 1.3 Implementing a basic star schema in PP  Connecting to SQL  Adding DimDate  Adding a Fact Table  Creating relations 1.4 Pivot Table  Basics  Calculated measures vs calculated columns  DAX Date Calculations 1.5 Building a star schema from a normalised DB, and other sources  SQL joins  Flattening using Power Pivot
  2. 2.  Data Sources  Cube, Excel,Text files  Data Types  Calculated columns  RELATED  RELATEDTABLE  DAX functions for "transform"  Excel Date Sheet  Excel Lookup table  Linked table  Create a DimDate using DAX functions 1.6 Hub and Spoke architecture 2 Session Day 2 - Presenting PowerPivot models in Excel 2.1 Context - deeper DAX  Introduction to context  Row context  Filter context  Query context 2.2 Calculations  CALCULATE  Ratios and percentages  Ranking  Balances 2.3 Sets  Introduction to sets  Dynamic Sets  Static Sets 2.4 Excel  Basic charts  Basic pivot tables  Custom sorting  Slicers  Sparklines  CUBEVALUE & CUBEMEMBER  Convert to Formulae  WhatIf AnalysisThomas DuclosRegional Territory Manager - Pragmatic Works SoftwareO: (617) 326-3851 | C: (603) 834-0289 | F: (760) 462-3959IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, WI and Eastern Canada Business Intelligence Data Management Solutions SOA and Business Process Security Solutions

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