Beginning Big Data with Power BI and Excel 2013 by Neil Dunlop

By Neil Dunlop

In starting titanic facts with strength BI and Excel 2013, you are going to discover ways to clear up enterprise difficulties by way of tapping the facility of Microsoft's Excel and tool BI to import info from NoSQL and SQL databases and different resources, create relational information versions, and learn company difficulties via subtle dashboards and data-driven maps. whereas starting substantial facts with energy BI and Excel 2013 covers widespread instruments akin to Hadoop and the NoSQL databases, it acknowledges that almost all small and medium-sized companies do not need the massive facts processing wishes of a Netflix, aim, or fb. in its place, it exhibits the best way to import facts and use the self-service analytics to be had in Excel with strength BI. As you will see during the book's a number of case examples, those instruments - that you already understand how to take advantage of - can practice a few of the similar capabilities because the higher-end Apache instruments many of us think are required to hold out in tremendous information initiatives.

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If the preview looks right, click Next. The reason for including the space as a delimiter is to accommodate middle initials, which are, in this example, separated from their respective first names by a space. info Chapter 2 ■ Excel As Database and Data Aggregator Figure 2-16. Data preview of Text to Columns 4. In the next pop-up window, select each column in the Data Preview window and click Text as the format, as shown in Figure 2-17. Enter the destination where you want the results to appear, then click Finish.

Notice the headers with arrows at the top of each column. Clicking the arrow brings up a menu offering sorting and filtering options. info Chapter 2 ■ Excel As Database and Data Aggregator Figure 2-1. An Excel table Note that, with the current version of Excel, if you sort on one field, it is smart enough to bring along the related fields (as long as there are no blank columns in the range), as shown in Figure 2-2, where a sort is done by last name. To sort by first and last name, sort on first name first and then last name.

Info Chapter 3 ■ Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts Figure 3-18. Filtering data with a time line plus salesperson slicer Importing Pivot Table Data from the Azure Marketplace Data can be imported into a Pivot Table from the Azure Marketplace, which includes a wide variety of data, such as demographic, environmental, financial, retail, and sports. Some of the data is free, and some is not. The following example shows how to access free data. 1. com/browse/data. The screen shown in Figure 3-19 will appear as of August 2015.

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