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By Rob Collie, Avichal Singh

Microsoft PowerPivot is a loose add-on to Excel from Microsoft that enables clients to supply new different types of stories and analyses that have been easily very unlikely ahead of, and this e-book is the 1st to take on DAX formulation, the center power of PowerPivot, from the point of view of the Excel viewers.

Written by means of the world’s most suitable PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book’s techniques and process are brought in an easy, step by step demeanour adapted to the educational sort of Excel clients all over. The thoughts offered let clients to supply, in hours or perhaps mins, effects that previously may have taken complete groups weeks or months to provide. It contains classes at the distinction among calculated columns and measures; how formulation should be reused throughout reviews of totally different shapes; tips on how to merge disjointed units of information into unified reviews; the best way to make sure columns in a pivot behave as though the pivot have been filtered whereas different columns don't; and the way to create time-intelligent calculations in pivot tables equivalent to “Year over Year” and “Moving Averages” whether or not they use a customary, economic, or an entire customized calendar.

The “pattern-like” concepts and top practices contained during this booklet were built and sophisticated over years of onsite education with Excel clients around the globe, and the major classes from these seminars costing millions of bucks according to day at the moment are on hand to in the pages of this easy-to-follow advisor.

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Figure 58 Excel 2016: Creating a New Measure Figure 59 Measure Settings, also known as the Measure Editor, or The Editor  34 Power Pivot and Power BI: The Excel User's Guide to the Data Revolution There’s a lot going on in this dialog, but for now let’s ignore most of it and just write a simple formula: = SUM ( Sales[SalesAmt] ) Figure 60 Entering a simple measure formula Name the Measure Before clicking OK, we will give the measure a name. This is just as important as giving sensible names to tables and columns.

Then you can either > Click the Excel “Power Pivot” ribbon tab > click New Measure OR > Right click a table in the PivotTable Field List > click Add New Measure. Figure 56 Excel 2010: Creating a New Measure Button 6 - Introduction to DAX Measures 33 Excel 2013: Click the Excel “Power Pivot” ribbon tab > Click “Calculated Fields” > Click “New Calculated Field” In Excel 2013, “Measures” were renamed as “Calculated Fields”. We were never fond of this new name and ranted about it incessantly. We are glad to report that in Excel 2016 and in Power BI Desktop, we are back to the original name of “Measures”.

So while there are 5,017 rows for MonthNum 1, and all of them obviously have a value for the [OrderDate] column, there are only 93 different unique values for [OrderDate] in those 5k rows. Deriving More Useful Measures From These Two Now we define two more measures that depend on the two measures above. [Sales per Transaction] = [Total Sales] / [Transactions] 6 - Introduction to DAX Measures and [Sales per Day] = [Total Sales] / [Days Selling] Results: Figure 89 Two meaningful business measures – can’t do these in normal pivots!

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