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Shared Excel Templates

by Robert Hind Use Shared Excel Templates Smart use of Excel (or other Office applications) should feature use of templates. In a business those templates should be "Workgroup" templates (common templates available across the business). Workgroup templates offer Efficiency, Consistency, Accuracy, Automation and Professionalism. The purpose of this article isn't to expand on the importance [...]

Power Query and a file selector Macro

by Wyn Hopkins Power Query and a file selector Macro   If you have an Excel file containing Power Query and need to send it to colleagues, read on. If they need to be able to change where the source data for the Query is being pulled from then read on. If you [...]

How to use Icon Sets in Power BI and Excel

If you find the default Icon settings confusing in both Excel and Power BI, you're not alone! In July 2019 conditional formatting Icon Sets were added to Power BI and it caused us to revisit how they work in Excel. In Excel you would highlight a range of numbers and choose Conditional Formatting : Icon [...]

Excel Summit hits Perth

Excel Summit South is hitting Perth The biggest Excel event ever to hit Perth is coming on the 8th & 9th of August 2019. If you love Excel or want to make the most of the technology your organisation is already paying for then you cannot miss out on this. Multiple MVP's and Microsoft staff [...]

We’re going to SQLSaturday 2019

  SQLSaturday training event Access Analytic is once again happy to be involved in SQLSaturday. This event brings together Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. To find out more visit SQLSaturday here.  

Power Pivot basics

Power Pivot basics plus a Power Query technique for handling awkward data Something for everyone in this video, showing how to take awkward source data, transform it using Power Query and produce an interactive variance report in Power Pivot. The pre-built template we used is available for free from our website along other cool downloads [...]

5 Ways to use Power Query more effectively

Power Query is an amazing tool for cleaning and transforming your data to make it ready for analysis in Power BI or Excel. Here are 5 useful hints to help you use Power Query more effectively: Hint #1 – Use the Formula Bar The Formula Bar helps you quickly understand which step you have previously [...]

Voice generated Power BI Mobile report

Move over Siri, Alexa Get information from your Power BI reports faster by using your voice. Excel file to a voice generated Power BI Mobile report. Learn how in less than 7 minutes! Here's how to build a voice generated report on a mobile starting with Excel and ending in Power BI Mobile . It [...]

10 Million rows of data in Excel?

Loading 10 million rows of data into Excel We believe it's important that business users of Excel understand what it's truly capable of. Only then can they make informed decisions about if/where to invest in new software, what staff training is required and how the business can be more efficient. Excel is capable of dramatically [...]