# All articles in 'Power Pivot' Category

## Analyzing 300,000 calls for help [case study]

Published on Aug 24, 2016 in Analytics, Learn Excel, Pivot Tables & Charts, Power Pivot

Over the weekend, I got an email from Mr. E, one of my students. Mr. E works at a police department in California and as part of his work, he was looking at calls received by police. Whenever police get a call for help, multiple teams can respond to the call and go to the location. All of these dispatches are recorded. So a single call can have several such dispatches. And Mr. E wanted to findout which team responded the first. The problem?

Finding the first responded team is tricky.

Today let’s take up this problem as a case study and understand various methods to solve it.  We are going to learn about writing better lookups, pivot tables, power pivot and optimization. Put on your helmets, cause this is going to be mind blowingly awesome.

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## A slicer that doesn’t slice [Pivot Table Tricks]

Published on Mar 30, 2016 in Pivot Tables & Charts, Power Pivot

Mary Ellen, one of our readers, has an interesting conundrum,

I have some data that goes to Pivot table then to pivot chart. There is a slicer to filter the data. But when I slice, my pivot chart gets messed up. How to have the slicer, but still see the insights in the chart?!?

See above demo to understand:

This is because when you slice by a school, the pivot table gets filtered and hence % row total for that school becomes 100% (as there are no other schools).

How to fix the problem? The easy answer is to remove the slicers. But we want to have our slicers and eat a slice of them too. So we crank up the Excel awesomeness valve and get to work. There are two ways to achieve what we want.

• Old school method: Two pivot tables, some formulas & a line chart
• New Excel method: Power Pivot and a line chart

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## Top 10 things we struggle to do in Excel & awesome remedies for them

Recently we asked you, what do you struggle doing in Excel? 170 people responded to this survey and shared their struggles. In this post, lets examine the top 10 struggles according to you and awesome remedies for them.

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## Last day to join Advanced Power Pivot class & Bundles – Enroll to become awesome

Published on Feb 21, 2014 in Power Pivot

Hi folks,

I have a quick announcement for you.

## Only few hours left to join Power Pivot course…

As you may know, I have opened enrollments for our Power Pivot course few days ago. The aim of this course is to make you awesome in Excel, Advanced Excel, Dashboards, Power Pivot & Advanced Power Pivot.

We will be closing the doors of advanced Power Pivot & Bundled options at midnight, today – 11:59 PM, Pacific time, Friday, 21st of February.

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## Heads up! Our Join Power Pivot class

Published on Feb 19, 2014 in Power Pivot

Hi folks,

Let me interrupt the flow of awesome Excel stuff to share about our ongoing Power Pivot class enrollments.

We opened the class last Monday (10th of February) and every day lots of people are joining the army of awesome Power Pivot analysts.

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## Learn how to create these 11 amazing dashboards

Today lets talk about how to build world-class dashboards.

### What is a dashboard?

Dashboard reports allow managers to get high-level overview of the business and help them make quick decisions. A dashboard is usually a one page report that contains critical information for decision support.

### How to make dashboards?

Excel is an excellent tool to make powerful dashboards that can provide analysis, insight and alert managers in timely manner. But creating a dashboard takes a lot of skill & practice. That is where a resource like Chandoo.org comes handy. In this site you can find more than 200 different dashboard examples, tutorials, samples and downloads – all designed to make you awesome.

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## Power Pivot course is now open, Please join to become awesome

Published on Feb 10, 2014 in Power Pivot, products

Hi friends & readers of Chandoo.org,

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## Details about upcoming Power Pivot course

Published on Feb 6, 2014 in Power Pivot

As we are getting ready to open enrollments for my upcoming Power Pivot online class, I am having a very busy and exciting time. Today, let me share few more details about our course.

### First about the Power Pivot

Power Pivot adds world-class Business Intelligence (BI), Reporting and analysis capabilities to plain old Excel. It lets you connect, analyze and visualize massive amounts of data with ease.

While this technology is hugely empowering it is also has a steep learning curve for many of us. So in 2013 I started an online class to teach Power Pivot. So far I have trained more than 800 people on Power Pivot. Most people (and businesses) have transformed the way they analyze data and present results once they discovered what Power Pivot can do.

And now, I am very glad to tell you that my Power Pivot course along with Rob Collie’s Advanced Power Pivot course (aka Power Pivot University) is open for new session.

We are opening these courses for enrollment on 10th of February (Next Monday) for your consideration.

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## 5 reasons why you should learn Power Pivot

Published on Jan 29, 2014 in Power Pivot

Power Pivot for Excel has come a long way since it was introduced in late 2009. In the last 4 years not only has the technology matured, but also became a standard reporting platform in many businesses. As a smart analyst (or manager), you will gain a lot of mileage by adding this vital skill to your resume.

Today, let me show 5 reasons why you should learn Power Pivot this year.

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## PowerPivot – the ULTIMATE anti-bloat feature

Published on Oct 1, 2013 in Learn Excel, Posts by Jeff, Power Pivot

Howdy again, folks. Jeff Weir here, borrowing the keys to the blog off Chandoo again. (Hopefully I don’t scratch it again). How remiss of me…jacob reminded me in the comments of my previous BLOATED post on good spreadsheet anti-bloat practices that I completely missed one of Excel’s newest and most efficient anti-bloat features: PowerPivot. So […]

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## Last day for enrollments – Join our Power Pivot class & become awesome analyst

Published on Aug 16, 2013 in Power Pivot

Hi folks,

I have a quick announcement & a creative dashboard to share with you. First the announcement.

As you may know, I have opened enrollments for our 2nd batch of Power Pivot course few days ago. The aim of this course is to make you awesome in Excel, Advanced Excel, Dashboards, Power Pivot & Advanced Power Pivot.

We will be closing the doors of this program at midnight, today (11:59 PM, Pacific time, Friday, 16th of August).

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## Power Pivot online classes – now open for you

Published on Aug 1, 2013 in Power Pivot, products

Those of you new to this, read on.

### What are these classes?

These days almost any job requires data analysis & presentation of results. While anyone can put a list of values in Excel & sum them up, not everyone can do advanced analysis, create charts, make them interactive, summarize data intelligently, present output in an intuitive dashboard or slice & dice data using Pivot tables & Power Pivot. Having these vital skills can make you invaluable to your organization & expose you to new opportunities. Not to mention the amount of time, money & effort you can save by efficiently using Excel.

That is why we have created 3 powerful courses – Excel School, Power Pivot & Advanced Power Pivot classes. Think of these as steps in a ladder.

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## Details about upcoming Power Pivot course (and a bonus tip on dashboards)

Published on Jul 24, 2013 in Power Pivot

Hello friends..,

I have 2 things for you:

• Details about our upcoming Power Pivot courses
• A short video about designing better dashboards.
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## Are you interested in learning Power Pivot?

Published on Jul 18, 2013 in Power Pivot

Hi there,

I have a question and an announcement for you.

Question: Are you interested in learning Power Pivot? Do you want to connect, analyze and visualize lots of data using Excel?

`IF(Your_answer="YES", "Read Announcement", "Read Announcement anyway!")`

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## Learn Top 10 Excel Features

Published on Apr 16, 2013 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel, Power Pivot, VBA Macros

Last week, we had a lovely poll on what are your favorite features of Excel? More than 120 people responded to it with various answers. So I did what any data analyst worth his salt would do,

I analyzed the data and here are the top 10 features in Excel according to you.