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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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C H A P T E R  11

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Data Mining with Excel

This chapter explores data mining with Excel, using both Excel workbooks and SSAS as data sources. Excel data mining is accomplished using the SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-in. Excel 2010 is a significant part of Microsoft's BI offering, and it provides you with an affordable and powerful end user client toolset. By offering such a rich feature set at such an attractive price, it is Microsoft's intent to make BI available to a larger percentage of your end user groups, rather than just the analyst community.

Note This chapter, along with Chapters 12 and 14, present an introduction to data mining and ...

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