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

By Neil Dunlop

In starting vast info with strength BI and Excel 2013, you are going to learn how to resolve company difficulties by means of tapping the facility of Microsoft's Excel and tool BI to import facts from NoSQL and SQL databases and different resources, create relational facts types, and study company difficulties via refined dashboards and data-driven maps. whereas starting significant facts with strength BI and Excel 2013 covers admired instruments reminiscent of Hadoop and the NoSQL databases, it acknowledges that almost all small and medium-sized companies shouldn't have the large info processing wishes of a Netflix, aim, or fb. in its place, it exhibits how you can import info and use the self-service analytics on hand in Excel with energy BI. As you will see throughout the book's a variety of case examples, those instruments - that you already know the way to take advantage of - can practice a few of the similar services because the higher-end Apache instruments many of us think are required to hold out in great facts initiatives.

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1. com/browse/data. The screen shown in Figure 3-19 will appear as of August 2015. Figure 3-19. info Chapter 3 ■ Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts 2. The first time you use the site, you may be asked to fill in account information and to create a free account ID. com account, you can use that. 3. Click Data at the top of the screen. The screen shown in Figure 3-20 will appear. Figure 3-20. Azure Marketplace 4. Scroll through the data sources. You may have to go through an additional signup process to use free data.

Figure 2-9. JSON format Because Excel cannot read JSON files directly, you would have to convert this JSON-formatted data into a format such as XML that Excel can read. ly/1s2Oi6L. The interface for the converter is shown in Figure 2-10. ) The JSON file can be pasted into the JSON window and then converted to XML by clicking the arrow. The result is an XML file having the same name and that you can open directly from Excel. info Chapter 2 ■ Excel As Database and Data Aggregator Figure 2-10. XML and JSON Using the Data Tab to Import Data So far, we have been importing data from text files directly into Excel to create a new spreadsheet.

Go to the Pivot Table Tools Analyze tab and select Insert Slicer. 2. From the Insert Slicers pop-up window, select the fields that you want to slice, such as salesperson and date, and click OK. 3. The result is shown in Figure 3-17, which displays the sales by salesperson for each model and date…A specific salesperson can be selected, and the slicer menu can be selected to view sales for that salesperson. info Chapter 3 ■ Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts Figure 3-17. Filtering results using salesperson slicer Adding a Time Line A time line can be added to slice by time intervals.

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