book recommendations - pivot tables

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wrogers814
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book recommendations - pivot tables

Postby wrogers814 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:21 am

Hi:
I am new to this forum (Learned about it from Matt's book "Learn to write Dax". I am looking for a good tutorial style book on pivot tables. I have used Excel, Access, Spss, on work-related and personal projects for decades. However, my knowledge is fragmented and unsystematic which costs me much wasted time and unecessary stress. Thus I have decided to undertake a systematic study of Excel with the objective of becoming more efficient and effective at data analysis.

After reading the opening pages of Matt's book, I have determined that the place to start is to gain a thorough knowledge of pivot tables (if I am mistaken in this please advise).
Can someone recommend a book that meet my needs ? Thanks.

Wrog

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Re: book recommendations - pivot tables

Postby MattAllington » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:11 am

I think there is a lot of good material on youtube.

Try this

https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ssl#q ... es&tbm=vid

Hope you enjoy the book. If you do, I always appreciate a book review on Amazon :-)
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wrogers814
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Re: book recommendations - pivot tables

Postby wrogers814 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:48 am

Thank you Matt. Having read further in your book, and having read some of Collie's book(for which I share your high regard), I have decided that the best course is to follow the approach you outline. I now think that my level of experience with Excel will allow me to gain a working knowledge of Power pivot sufficient to my needs.

I have purchased a copy of your book for my son who recently obtained a job requiring him to build dashboards for a large medical supply company.

Again thanks,

Wrog

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Re: book recommendations - pivot tables

Postby MattAllington » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:23 am

Great. I hope your son likes my book too :-)
Matt Allington is Professional Self Service BI Consultant, Trainer and Author of the book "Learn to Write DAX". You can hire me at http://Exceleratorbi.com.au
http://exceleratorbi.com.au/what-is-power-pivot/
http://xbi.com.au/learndax


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