Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook by Paul te Braak

By Paul te Braak

No earlier knowledgeof tabular modeling is required to profit from this exceptional cookbook. this can be the complete consultant to constructing and coping with analytical types utilizing the company Intelligence Semantic versions technology.


  • Develop tabular types for private use
  • Learn concerning the modeling ideas that are required to beat as a rule encountered difficulties and grasp complicated modeling scenarios
  • Understand the ideas required to advertise own types to company firm environments and deal with the types in a company environment
  • Learn information and methods for querying tabular versions and find out how to entry the information inside them for dynamic reporting together with the advance of interactive workbooks

In Detail

Business Intelligence Semantic types (BISM) is a know-how that's designed to bring analytical details to clients via a number of mechanisms that come with version constitution, definition, and layout. This ebook demonstrates the way to create BISM types in order that info should be awarded to clients in an intuitive and easy-to-use layout. as soon as the version is outlined, we additionally express you the way it may be controlled and maintained in order that the knowledge in it is still present and secure.

Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook is an all-encompassing advisor to constructing, coping with, growing, and utilizing analytical types utilizing the company Intelligence Semantic version (BISM). This name covers quite a number modeling occasions and customary facts research comparable difficulties to teach you the recommendations required to show information into details utilizing tabular modeling.

Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook examines 3 parts of tabular modeling: version improvement, version administration and upkeep, and reporting. This booklet is a realistic advisor on how you can advance semantic versions and switch enterprise facts into details. It covers all levels of the version lifecycle from construction to management and at last reporting. It additionally indicates you ways to create versions that are designed to research data.

All sections of BISM modeling from improvement to administration and at last reporting are lined. The sections on improvement research quite a lot of strategies and methods required to construct types, together with relocating facts into the version, structuring the version to control the information, and at last the formulation required to respond to universal enterprise questions; all of those are mentioned during this booklet in detail.

Finally, the e-book examines tools of reporting at the info in the version, together with the construction of data-driven workbooks and experiences for a robust finish consumer experience.

What you'll study from this book

  • Create tabular types which current customized details to users
  • Create uncomplicated and intricate DAX formulation and measures that handle enterprise questions and concerns
  • Learn the fundamentals of tabular modeling and the way to constitution the version and regulate what info is gifted to the user
  • Understand the tools of uploading info into the version and the concepts to control the knowledge entry elements of the model
  • Learn concerning the DAX calculations and modeling suggestions required to provide custom-specific consumer specifications to version users
  • Explore the ideas required to advertise and deal with tabular types in company environments
  • Learn the way to record and question at the information in the model
  • Understand the innovations required to increase the local reporting features in Excel by utilizing visible easy for software (VBA) inside of workbooks as a way to supply a wealthy and customizable reporting framework for users

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Com. She recently worked as a technical reviewer for the books HDInsight Essentials and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop by Packt Publishing. E in Information Technology from West Bengal University of Technology (formerly IIIT Calcutta). She has attended various business conferences and technology seminars of Microsoft. I would like to thank my grandpapa Mr. Kanti Das Basak, mom, Anjana, dad, Ajit Kumar Basak, and my affectionate brother, Aditya. Without their help, I can't achieve any goals of my life.

Your screen will now show tables and columns (rather than data) and look like the following screenshot. Note that previously defined relationships appear as lines that connect tables. Tip You can also switch between the data and diagram views by toggling the two buttons at the bottom-right side of the PowerPivot application status bar. In the pivot table, replace the Product Name field with the Category field from the category table. From the Products table, select the Product ID field, and drag it to the product_id field of the Subcateogry table.

Consider the pivot table shown in the following screenshot—Subcategory on rows and Sum of total_price, Count of Product ID, and Count of category_id as measures: Now, consider the relationship defined in the model. This is summarized in the following screenshot: The rows in the pivot show the subcategory which defines a filter for each row (that is a filter for each subcategory). This filter can then be applied to the Products table, which in turn is applied to the Sales table. It might be better to say that the rows of the Sales table are filtered by the Products table and then those rows are filtered by the Subcategory table.

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