10 differences between a PowerPivot Pivot Table and a Standard one

1) PowerPivot Pivot Tables allow you to mix and match data from different tables (provided relationships between them have been created in the data model) 2) Summary Functions: PowerPivot Pivot Tables lack the "Product" and "Count Numbers" summary functions that standard pivot tables offer. But they do have the handy "Distinct Count" 🙂 3) Subtotals: Switching … Continue reading 10 differences between a PowerPivot Pivot Table and a Standard one

How do I quickly add extra characters to a cell?

Has any of you used JIRA as an analysis documentation tool? My team has decided that apart from managing the regular sprint planning, we're also going to be keeping track of changes made to Tableau datasources in JIRA. This also meant that all additional calculations that had been added to a datasource on top of … Continue reading How do I quickly add extra characters to a cell?

How Can I Quickly Zap the Formulas in a cell range?

When I was working as a Reporting Analyst, I was responsible for generating the monthly EMEA Delivery Management scorecards, whose results would get discussed in a day-long meetings between all senior management members One of the major issues with these scorecards when I inherited them was that there was no consistent way of regularly feeding … Continue reading How Can I Quickly Zap the Formulas in a cell range?

How Can I validate if a user is authorized to view certain data or not?

25th May is approaching fast and so is GDPR. For those of you who are not yet aware - GDPR is a EU-wide regulation on the handling of privacy data A potential implication for all data analysts is that they may have to take extra precautions as to who can access the data they provide … Continue reading How Can I validate if a user is authorized to view certain data or not?

How Do I Quickly Tweak All Files in a Folder?

I recently got hooked on Tableau Public. It's pretty awesome! One of the downsides, however, is the need to find yourself some interesting "open" datasets to visualize. As the number of prospective students at British universities has long been of interest to me, I thought I'd check out if UCAS had any publicly available data … Continue reading How Do I Quickly Tweak All Files in a Folder?

How Do I Quickly Refresh All Files in a List?

• Do you need to provide monthly Excel stats to a bunch of external customers? • Do you need to refresh the data in 50+ workbooks every month? • Are you tired of mind-numbingly opening a workbook after workbook only to press "Refresh All"? There's a way to avoid all these! 1) Put the file … Continue reading How Do I Quickly Refresh All Files in a List?