In This Chapter
Improving Power Pivot performance
Best practices for avoiding lag
Managing slicer performance
Using views versus tables
When you publish Power Pivot reports to the web, you intend to give your audience the best experience possible. A large part of that experience is ensuring that performance is good.
The word performance (as it relates to applications and reporting) is typically synonymous with speed — or how quickly an application performs certain actions such as opening within the browser, running queries, or filtering.
Because Power Pivot inherently paves the way for large amounts of data with fairly liberal restrictions, it isn’t uncommon to produce reporting solutions that work but are unbearably slow. And nothing will turn your intended audience away from your slick new reports faster than painfully sluggish performance.
This chapter offers ten actions you can take to optimize the performance of your Power Pivot reports.
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