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The Rise and Fall of the escalation formula

By Robert Hind Does your contract Rise and Fall let you down? When you're providing products or services in a long term relationship there is usually a contract which will typically include an Escalation (Rise and Fall) formula. The intent of the Escalation Formula is that cost increases or decreases should be passed on so [...]

Power Query and a Key Word search

By Wyn Hopkins Power Query and a Key Word search (Episode 1) This demonstration came about due to a real life scenario where I needed to categorise a transaction listing (like a bank statement for example) so that I could generate a summary report of categories of spend. All sorts of tips can [...]

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

By Wyn Hopkins 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 [...]

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 [...]