Topic: Excel

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Rules for DAX Code Formatting

With the modern editors that have automatic code formatting features, each one has its own code formatting style. Usually there are a few “common rules” for code formatting depending on the language, but there was nothing for DAX  Read more

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Usage of dates argument in a row context

Several Time Intelligence functions in DAX use a <dates> argument, which has a special behavior because it can be expressed by using both a column reference syntax, a table expression or a Boolean expression.  Read more

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Running Excel 2013 in a separate instance #excel #powerpivot

The new Excel 2013 preview is publicly available and it introduces many new features , like an integrated version of PowerPivot and Power View. These two add-ins are automatically installed but not enabled by default. You just have to go in Excel Options  Read more

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Automate PowerPivot Data Refresh in Excel

In many workshops and sessions about PowerPivot the most frequently asked question has always been: how can I automate the PowerPivot Data Refresh in Excel? I talked about that a few weeks ago.  Read more

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Workaround for lack of PowerPivot API in Excel

A few days ago a post about VSTO-based PowerPivot Workbook in the PowerPivot Team Blog shown a workaround for the lack of PowerPivot API in Excel. In reality, I don’t like this workaround at all, because it relies on displaying message boxes to the end  Read more

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Some more comments about XLCubed

Some weeks after my blog post about Bonavista Dimensions I’ve been able to look at a comprehensive demo of XLCubed , but since then I’ve been too busy to write about that (and in general to blog – I have several topics I will blog about as soon as the  Read more

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Parameterize Charts using Excel Slicers in PowerPivot

One new nice feature of Excel 2010 is the Slicer. Usually, slicers are used to filter data in a PivotTable. But they might be also useful to parameterize an algorithm or a chart! We discussed this technique in our book , but Alberto Ferrari wrote a post  Read more