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Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook

By : Paul te Braak
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Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook

By: Paul te Braak

Overview of this book

Business Intelligence Semantic Models (BISM) is a technology that is designed to deliver analytical information to users through a variety of mechanisms that include model structure, definition, and design. This book demonstrates how to create BISM models so that information can be presented to users in an intuitive and easy-to-use format. Once the model is defined, we also show you how it can be managed and maintained so that the data in it remains current and secure. Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook is an all-encompassing guide to developing, managing, creating, and using analytical models using the Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM). This title covers a range of modeling situations and common data analysis related problems to show you the techniques required to turn data into information using tabular modeling. Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook examines three areas of tabular modeling: model development, model management and maintenance, and reporting. This book is a practical guide on how to develop semantic models and turn business data into information. It covers all phases of the model lifecycle from creation to administration and finally reporting. It also shows you how to create models which are designed to analyze data. All sections of BISM modeling from development to management and finally reporting are covered. The sections on development examine a wide range of techniques and tricks required to build models, including moving data into the model, structuring the model to manipulate the data, and finally the formulas required to answer common business questions; all of these are discussed in this book in detail. Finally, the book examines methods of reporting on the data within the model, including the creation of data-driven workbooks and reports for a powerful end user experience.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


This is the final chapter that examines the foundations of tabular modeling (at least from the modelers point of view). The following chapters will examine the techniques used to manage the model in a corporate environment and include recipes on subjects such as data refreshes, partitioning, security, query modes, and perspectives. The final chapters will examine querying the model and creating visualizations using Power View (and the Power View settings required by the model).

In order to provide a familiar model which can be used in the later chapters, this chapter is a little different from the previous chapters because it progressively builds the model that is used throughout the rest of the book. Each recipe is intended to demonstrate a particular technique; however, they need to be followed in order so that the final model is completed. If this is not suitable, each completed recipe can also be found in the downloadable resources available on the Packt Publishing website...