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

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Summary

This chapter gave you an introduction to the PowerPivot GUI and walked you through using the PowerPivot tool with Adventure Works. In addition, you enriched your PowerPivot data with custom calculations and placed these results into an Excel PivotTable. Finally, you experimented with slicers, which allow data analysts and other end-users to dynamically filter their PivotTable data.

In Chapter 13, you will explore Microsoft's query language for SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cubes, called Multidimensional Expressions (MDX).

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