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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
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Working with worksheet events and VBA

For the reporting scenario that was outlined in the Introduction to this chapter, the intent is to allow the user to click on a pivot table row item and then have this action create downstream activity affecting other elements on the worksheet. That is, when the user clicks on a category item in the pivot table (the pivot titled sales_by_cat_all), the bar chart showing year-on-year category sales will change to show the selected category.

This type of action may be achieved through various methods—the use of a Filter or Slicer connecting the two pivot tables immediately springs to mind. However, in doing this, the end user is still required to select something from the drop down (Filter) or Slicer. We want to interrogate the clicking action on a part of the spreadsheet to facilitate a change. Furthermore, while the event (recipe) applies to a pivot table, there is no restriction to binding this action to a pivot table. The technique can be applied to...