Lubbock - Using Excel PivotTables, Power Pivot and Power Query to Analyze Data 5/4-5/2020 (2 Day Class)
16 hours (2 days)
Melonie Park Meeting Space
3502 74th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423
8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
One-hour break for lunch. One morning break of 15-minutes and two-afternoon breaks.
Many advanced Excel users such a Mr. Excel have called Power Pivot the Best Thing to Happen to Excel in 20 Years. Class will begin with a quick overview or refresher on how to create a Table and a basic PivotTable. We will then move into more advanced PivotTable topics such as creating Measures, Calculated Fields, and Calculated Items. And we will look at PivotTables settings.
Next, we will learn how to take multiple tables, add them to Excel’s Data Model, relate them and then create a Power Pivot. We will look at the Get and Transform feature also called Power Query. Power Query is often called a self-service Business Intelligence (BI) tool. In newer versions of Excel, Power Query has been renamed Get & Transform because it allows you to connect to a source, combine and clean up data and then analyze the data.
We will learn how to write formulas both in Power Query and the Data Model. Many of these formulas will be like what you have used in Excel. However, these formulas have a different structure and are often more powerful and work better with large data sets. And a major advantage is the ability to get new data or change data and then simply refresh your query. If you write formulas using a VLOOKUPS, INDEX, and MATCH or IF statement in Excel, with large data sets you will be amazed at the speed of these newer features. And if you write macros to clean up data, you might find these new features will work much better than a macro.
CREATING TABLES AND PIVOTTABLES
- Best Practices for Arranging Data for use with Tables or PivotTables
- Understand the difference between Filtering data and using Tables
- Learn the power of Tables
- PivotTables Basics
- Learn to Refresh and Modify PivotTables
- Work with Slicers and Understand How Slicers can help with Dashboards
- Understand PivotTable Cache
- Work with PivotTable Timelines
ADVANCED PIVOTTABLE TOPICS
- Creating Calculated Fields
- Creating Calculated Items
- Office 365 New Data Options
- Changing the Design and Layout of your Pivot Table
INTRODUCTION TO POWER PIVOT
- What is Power Pivot
- Importing Tables into the Data Model
- Linking Tables
- Using the Related() Function
- Basic Calculations in the Data Model
- Creating a PivotTable using Multiple Data Sheets
POWER QUERY aka GET AND TRANSFORM
- What is Power Query and where is it located in 2013, 2016 and Office 365
- Types of Data Connections and Power Query Editor Window
- Review and Change Data Types
- Loading to the Data Models
- Data Specific Editing Tools such as Text, Numbers, and Date Tools
- Filling Data Up and Down
- Splitting and Combining Columns of Data
- Adding Conditional Columns
- Using Formulas such as IF, AND and LOOKUP
- Basic Understanding of M Functions like Text.PadStart
- Aggregate vs Don’t Aggregate in a Pivot Table
- UnPivoting Data
- Merging Data and working with Joins
- Appending Multiple Data Sets
MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK AT POWER PIVOT
- Creating a Measure using AutoSum
- Deleting a Measure
- Working with the New Measures Dialog Box
- Understanding DAX Syntax
- DAX Operators
- DAX Functions such as COUNT ROWS, COUNT DISTRICT AND COUNTA
- Logical DAX Functions like IF, OR, AND
- Using the SWITCH Function
- Working with TEXT Functions
The student should have an Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Excel. You will need basic understanding of formulas such as a VLOOKUP and an IF statement. Please read the Course Description and Outline to see if this course is for you.
EXCEL 2013, 2016 or Office 365 The curriculum will show you how to perform a task in Excel 2013, 2016 or Office 365. If you have Excel 2010, you will be limited in what you will be able to do after class.
Who Should Attend?
In this class, we will learn how to use the Excel features called Get and Transform also called Power Query. This class will teach you how to use data from multiple Excel spreadsheets, database tables, CSV files or other sources, transform it and then analyze the data. We will also review PivotTables and learn how to create more advanced PivotTables called Power Pivots. If you are an Intermediate to Advance Excel users would like to expand your knowledge of Excel this class is for you.
For class fees paid directly to Cloud Training Services a person must cancel by the class deadline to receive a full refund. The cancellation deadline varies based upon location but it usually 5 to 10 days prior to the class. The cancellation deadline is stated at the top of this page.
If you are unable to attend and do not cancel prior to the class, you may send a substitute. Cloud Training Services will consider emergency situations such as a death in the family, illness and weather, and will make every attempt to work with the person in the event of an emergency.
Cloud Training Services partners with other training vendors such as Odessa College and New Mexico Junior College and has no control over payment and registration process. When the registration fees are paid to another agency or vendor, the cancellation and refund policy will be those of that agency or vendor.
|Event Date||05-04-2020 8:30 am|
|Event End Date||05-05-2020 4:30 pm|
|Cut off date||05-04-2020|