As discussed in the earlier article, we can now Change Pivot Defaults. Here is a detailed video which covers how to change defaults.
In addition, learn a new, smart way of keeping commonly used pivot layouts in a simple Excel file and use them on demand. Something like a Pivot layout template.
Table has many benefits. One of them is Table AutoFill Formulas. If you add a formula in any table column, it copies the formula automatically. Further editing of the formula also is automatically copied to all other cells in the column. Sometimes, the AutoFill stops working. How to re-enable this feature? Here are the instructions
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As you know, I recently published a Power BI Desktop course on Udemy. A few days ago, I received a message from a potential student, Andrew, asking whether taking this course would help him. He wanted to know why Excel-based Power BI is not covered in my course.
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Date grouping offers lots of flexibility which would satisfy your business needs. Learn how to group dates by different levels of granularity (year, quarter, month, week, day, hour) without adding more functions in Pivot Table.
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Power BI Portal offers an amazing new way of creating reports. You can just type a question like “show total amount by country and by year”. Power BI now analyzes the raw data and creates a visual report instantly. No drag drop required. It needs to be seen to be believed. Take a look at this video:
This video is part of my new Power BI course on Udemy – Pivot Table to Power BI. This is my first online course and therefore the learning curve has been very steep. However, I am just about done with content creation and the course will be launched very shortly. Stay tuned for further announcements!
VLOOKUP is one of the most commonly used functions in Excel. However, it comes with its own set of problems:
- It increases the file size
- It consumes lots of processing power, making things slower
- It is limited to a single table. This means you cannot use VLOOKUP to search for a value in a different table or sheet
- It only looks right
- It can only handle a single criteria
- If the lookup column contains duplicate values, it will match the first value only
Continue reading How to Eliminate VLOOKUP using Relationships in Power BI