Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel

Series
Microsoft Press
Author
Alberto Ferrari / Marco Russo  
Publisher
Microsoft Press
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
320
Pub.-date
April 2017
ISBN13
9781509302765
ISBN
150930276X


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Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel
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Description

Step by step, students will learn how to transform simple tables into full analytical models of immense power. They will master data modeling through a collection of realistic scenarios of increasing sophistication. For each, the authors start with a simple "naïve" model that can't provide robust solutions. Next, they guide readers to update and improve the model, so it can deliver the knowledge and insights they really need.

Features

  • Why data modeling matters, and how to make the most of it -- step by step
  • All the knowledge you need to transform simple tables into full analytical models: from practical scenarios and examples to advanced patterns
  • By two of the world's leading experts on data analysis with Microsoft technologies

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to data modeling 

CHAPTER 2 Using header/detail tables 

CHAPTER 3 Using multiple fact tables 

CHAPTER 4 Working with date and time 

CHAPTER 5 Tracking historical attributes 

CHAPTER 6 Using snapshots 

CHAPTER 7 Analyzing date and time intervals 

CHAPTER 8 Many-to-many relationships

CHAPTER 9 Working with different granularity

CHAPTER 10 Segmentation data models

CHAPTER 11 Working with multiple currencies

APPENDIX A Data modeling 101

Author

Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo are the founders of sqlbi.com, where they regularly publish articles about Microsoft Power Pivot, Power BI, DAX, and SQL Server Analysis Services. Both Ferrari and Russo provide consultancy and mentoring on business intelligence (BI). They are also frequent speakers at major international conferences, including Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and SQLBits.