Welcome to 2013!
Hi folks, welcome back Over the holidays, Kasper submitted a post – yes, THAT Kasper. Appropriately for the year 2013, it is focused on Excel 2013. Not many people have 2013 on their desktops yet (even me really – I just have one “test” laptop running it), but over the course of this year I’ll be slowing “rotating” Excel 2013 topics onto the blog.
Anyway, Kasper and I decided to “hold” his post until today so that everyone sees it.
Over to Kasper…
“I’ll be back” – Kasper de Jonge
Ok its been a while since I blogged an actual scenario here on PowerPivotPro but here is another one 🙂 . Its that time at the end of the year and folks here at Microsoft are out enjoying their vacation so lots of meetings get cancelled, this gives me the opportunity to do one of the the things I love, helping users of our products get the solution they need and write some blog posts :).
A few days ago I met a internal user who had 3 million rows of occurrences, products and dates in a SQL database and wanted to get some insights out of it, preferably in a highly visual output. We are fortunate here at Microsoft that we always get to play with the latest bits, so we have access to Excel 2013 that includes Power View.
In this blog post we will look at how we can show a top 10 list of best selling products in Power View and how we can solve a long tail problem that will allow us to visualize only the top best selling products in a chart and ignore the rest. I know these things are pretty straightforward in Excel (if you know where to find it) but it needs the help of DAX in Power View.