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Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions by Caryn Mason, Randal Root

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CHAPTER 15

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Reporting with Microsoft Excel

When you’re working in front of an audience, you have incentive to excel.

—Dave Van Ronk

Excel is Microsoft’s frontline reporting software. Starting originally as a commercial spreadsheet application, it has become much more.

Excel organizes data in a grid of rows and columns. These rows and columns can manipulate numeric type data by performing various calculations. Excel then is capable of displaying that data in different forms such as in charts, graphs, or other forms of reports. Excel even has a programming aspect that uses Visual Basic for Applications to perform tasks. This information can then ...

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