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Excel Power Pivot & Power Query For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • Length: 288 pages
  • Edition: 2
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  • Publication Date: 2022-02-11
  • ISBN-10: 1119844487
  • ISBN-13: 9781119844488

Book Description

Learn to crunch huge amounts of data with PowerPivot and Power Query

Do you have a ton of data you need to make sense of Microsoft’s Excel program can handle amazingly large data sets, but you’ll need to get familiar with PowerPivot and Power Query to get started.

And that’s where Dummies comes in. With step-by-step instructions—accompanied by ample screenshots—Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies will teach you how to save time, simplify your processes, and enhance your data analysis and reporting. Use Power Query to discover, connect to, and import your organization’s data. Then use PowerPivot to model it in Excel. You’ll also learn to:

  • Make use of databases to store large amounts of data
  • Use custom functions to extend and enhance Power Query
  • Add the functionality of formulas to PowerPivot and publish data to SharePoint

If you’re expected to wrangle, interpret, and report on large amounts of data, Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies gives you the tools you need to get up to speed quickly.

Table of contents

Part 1: Supercharged Reporting with Power Pivot
Chapter 1: Thinking Like a Database
Chapter 2: Introducing Power Pivot
Chapter 3: The Pivotal Pivot Table
Chapter 4: Using External Data with Power Pivot
Chapter 5: Working Directly with the Internal Data Model
Chapter 6: Adding Formulas to Power Pivot
Chapter 7: Diving into DAX

Part 2: Wrangling Data with Power Query
Chapter 8: Introducing Power Query
Chapter 9: Power Query Connection Types
Chapter 10: Transforming Your Way to Better Data
Chapter 11: Making Queries Work Together
Chapter 12: Extending Power Query with Custom Functions

Part 3: The Part of Tens
Chapter 13: Ten Ways to Improve Power Pivot Performance
Chapter 14: Ten Tips for Working with Power Query

About The Author

Michael Alexander

Mike Alexander is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and author of several books on advanced business analysis with Microsoft Access and Excel. He has more than 16 years’ experience consulting and developing Office solutions. Mike has been named a Microsoft MVP for his ongoing contributions to the Excel community. You can visit Mike at www.datapigtechnologies.com, where he regularly shares Excel and Access tips and techniques.

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