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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

Managing the Slicer through VBA

Managing an array of data based on the CUBE FUNCTION formulas is one method of allowing the end user the ability to interact with the data. Another method is the ability to programmatically interact with the Slicer, and then let the Slicer do the work for you (through its pivot connections).

Accessing the Slicer programmatically can also open up a variety of additional development options since you can access a wide range of information about the source of the Slicer (both its data and elements), in addition to specific members that have been explicitly selected (as in the Working with worksheet events and VBA recipe). In this recipe we will be using VBA to determine the value (both the unique name and caption) of a Slicer, and using this value in chart captions and pivot table Filters.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes that the prior recipe Working with worksheet events and VBA has been completed. What this recipe does is create a monthly trend chart for a selected...