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Instant Creating Data Models with PowerPivot How-to by Leo Taehyung Lee

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Adding new custom columns (Intermediate)

As we saw in previous recipes, sometimes the data by itself is not what we want. Furthermore, we are restricted to what is already available and are unable to arrange the data the way we want it, even if it is rather simple such as arranging it by every five years instead of by every year.

PowerPivot, just like Excel, supports user-friendly manual inputs into data columns, and we are able to input a Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) formula, which is very similar to Excel formulas. By inputting these additional formulas and creating additional columns, we will be able to select from a wider range of data columns to exactly suit our needs.

We will practice various aspects of creating a custom column and the ...

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