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Established in 2005, Blue Pecan delivers Excel Power Pivot training at customers' business premises or online. Our one day Excel Power Pivot training course gives delegates a good introduction to Power Pivot's advanced data modeling features in Microsoft Excel.
We provide Excel Power Pivot training in West Sussex including Worthing, Crawley, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea, Horsham, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead & Chichester.
Introduction to Power Pivot - 1 Day Course
PowerPivot is designed to provide self-service business intelligence, allowing end users to perform complex data analysis without the intervention of business intelligence technicians. Delegates will gain a working knowledge of PowerPivot and an understanding of basic database theory.
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- When should I use PowerPivot vs PivotTables
- Database theory
- Primary & Foreign keys
- Fact tables vs dimension tables
- Star scheme vs Snowflake schema
- Activate the PowerPivot add-in
- Open and close the PowerPivot add-in
- Navigate the PowerPivot add-in
- Format columns
- Sort columns
- Create relationships between tables
- Create a Pivot report
- Refresh data
Create Calculated Columns & DAX Formulas
- Create calculated columns referring to fields in the current table
- Create calculated columns referring to fields in related tables using the RELATE function
Create Measures Using DAX Functions
- Theory – calculated columns vs measures
- Use the CALCULATE function
- Use the FILTER function
- Use the ALL function
- Use the SUMX function
- Use the AVERAGEX function
Use Time Intelligence Functions
- Create a data table
- Use DAX time intelligence functions
More PowerPivot Functionality
- Create named sets
- Create hierarchies
- Create KPIs