Super Charge Excel

Super Charge Excel

When you learn to Write DAX for Power Pivot

Matt Allington


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An active reading experience to learn DAX Power Pivot is an embedded database that significantly improves the business intelligence (BI) reporting an analytics capabilities of Microsoft Excel (versions 2010 and above). Data analysis expressions (DAX) is the formula language of Power Pivot. Learning the DAX language is key to empower Excel users so they can take advantage of these new BI capabilities, however unfortunately simply reading a book is normally not enough for Excel users to learn the DAX language – most people will also need some practice. Learn to Write DAX is different to other books - it is written in such a way to clearly explain the concepts of Power Pivot while at the same time giving hands-on practice to deeply engage the reader and to help the new knowledge and concepts stick. The book first presents the theory, then provides worked through sample exercises demonstrating each of the concepts, and finally it provides the reader with practice exercises and answers to maximize learning retention. This is the second edition of the book Learn to Write DAX. This second edition has been updated for the Excel 2016 user interface while still providing a bridge for readers wanting to learn DAX in the Excel environment and then transfer their new DAX skills across to Power BI.


Matt Allington:
Matt Allington is an Microsoft Data Platform MVP that specialises in teaching and helping business users leverage the Power BI suite of tools to achieve positive business outcomes. Matt has a unique work experience history having spent 15 years working in commercial roles using data, and also having spent 10 years working in IT roles supporting business users to get the data they need. It is the combination of this work history and Matt's rare skill and ability to clearly explain technical concepts that make this book such a valuable stand-alone learning resource.