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Power Pivot now available in Excel 2013 Standalone

Rob Collie of PowerPivotPro has the details. Until this realease of the Power Pivot add-in with Excel 2013 Standalone, you would have had to purchase a subscription to Office 365 ProPlus or have a volume license for Office 2013 Professional Plus.

Excel 2013 Data Model

This video will help you learn:

  • if your version of Excel 2013 has it
  • some advantages the Data Model offers

Make light of year-end reporting with Excel Cube Formula Reports

Excel Cube Formula Reporting with Microsoft Analysis Services

Excelcraft's multi-media training kits focus on building cube formula reports and dashboards with data sourced either from PowerPivot models or from Analysis Services Multidimensional cubes/ Tabular models. Learn more...


Using Slicers in Excel Cube Formula Reports

Users of Excel 2010/2013 may be familiar with using Slicers to filter data in a PivotTable. But they can also significantly enhance the user experience with reports and dashboards built from Excel cube functions.


Getting tabular data from Analysis Services cubes using a PivotTable

Analysis Services cubes commonly have user-defined hierarchies, such as a date hierarchy. Getting a table of data at the right level of detail can be tricky. Large PivotTables can be slow to set up and manipulate. Learn more on how best to complete this task.


Slicing and dicing text values in a PivotTable

From time to time you may want to retrieve text (as opposed to numeric) values into a PivotTable to slice-dice-pivot the text. Or you want to get properties/attributes of a dimension member in a PowerPivot model using Excel cube functions. Here is one solution.


Mastering the CUBE Functions in Excel

If you in the San Francisco Bay area and want to learn more about Excel cube functions, Peter Myers will be presenting a session, May 8, 2014, on this very topic. Click the above link for more information.


Excel 2013 vs Excel 2010: Differences with regard to PowerPivot and Cube Formula reports

Excel 2013 is now publicly available. If you have the Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus version and you enable the PowerPivot add-in you can open and modify PowerPivot models from Excel 2010.


Excel 2013 vs Excel 2010: Incompatibilities relating to Linked Tables

If you upgrade an Excel/PowerPivot 2010 workbook to Excel 2013 your Linked Tables may not behave the way you expect.


Two ways to create a PivotTable from an Excel range using Excel 2010

Learn how to build your PivotTable and get the benefits of Excel's OLAP Tools


One of Excel's best kept secrets

Some reports, such as financial reports, require a very specific layout that PivotTables don't allow. Find out how Excel Cube Functions make it easy to build these reports and stay live-linked to your database. Helps with dashboards too!


Business Modeling and Planning with PowerPivot

PowerPivot for Excel does not support write-back to a data model and as Personal BI it is not intended for shared usage. But it still offers some planning capabilities. This multi-part section describes how.


Excel Balance Sheet


Building Actual vs. Budget comparisons into your Excel dashboards

The frequent requirement to compare actual performance to budget can be difficult to achieve with a Pivot Table because Actual and Budget data often come from two different sources. With PowerPivot or the Excel 2013 Data Model you can leverage cube functions to obtain the layout you need. Part 2 explains how you can add sparkline charts and KPI status and trend icons.

Cell Mate

Check out Cell Mate for a various wish-I'd-known-that-before video Excel tips, trickery, and shortcuts, many demonstrated with videos.


Locating words or phrases in a worksheet

Conditional formatting of text

This trick can be more useful than Find as it identifies all cells that include the words/phrases at the same time. Great for auditing descriptions in a list of transactions.


 

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