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Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 by Kevin S. Goff Lynn Langit Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John C. Welch

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Understanding the PivotTable Interface

The Excel Ribbon gives you quick access to the most commonly performed tasks when working with a PivotTable—we’ll be exploring its functionality in more detail shortly. After you’ve completed your connection to SSAS, the Ribbon displays the Options and Design tabs under PivotTable Tools. You’ll generally use the Options tab (shown in Figure 23-7) first, so we’ll start there.

The PivotTable Tools Options tab

Figure 23-7. The PivotTable Tools Options tab

As we continue through the new interface, you’ll notice two additional sections. The first is a workspace that is highlighted on the Excel worksheet page itself, as shown in Figure 23-8. The point ...

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