Author: Marco Russo
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Release Date: 2019-07-11
Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft’s DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel · Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups · Work efficiently with basic and advanced table functions · Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions · Perform time-based calculations · Use calculation groups and calculation items · Use syntax of variables (VAR) to write more readable, maintainable code · Express diverse and unusual relationships with DAX, including many-to-many relationships and bidirectional filters · Master advanced optimization techniques, and improve performance in aggregations · Optimize data models to achieve better compression · Measure DAX query performance with DAX Studio and learn how to optimize your DAX
Author: Alberto Ferrari
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Release Date: 2015-10-14
This comprehensive and authoritative guide will teach you the DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Leading Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, how DAX behaves differently from other languages, and how to use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. If you want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable power and flexibility, this no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Excel, and Power BI Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and error handling Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions Perform time-based calculations: YTD, MTD, previous year, working days, and more Work with expanded tables, complex functions, and elaborate DAX expressions Perform calculations over hierarchies, including parent/child hierarchies Use DAX to express diverse and unusual relationships Measure DAX query performance with SQL Server Profiler and DAX Studio
Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of PowerPivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by the world's foremost PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. It includes lessons on the difference between calculated columns and measures; how formulas can be reused across reports of completely different shapes; how to merge disjointed sets of data into unified reports; how to make certain columns in a pivot behave as if the pivot were filtered while other columns do not; and how to create time-intelligent calculations in pivot tables such as “Year over Year” and “Moving Averages” whether they use a standard, fiscal, or a complete custom calendar. The “pattern-like” techniques and best practices contained in this book have been developed and refined over two years of onsite training with Excel users around the world, and the key lessons from those seminars costing thousands of dollars per day are now available to within the pages of this easy-to-follow guide. This updated second edition covers new features introduced with Office 2015.
Author: Jeremy du Plessis
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Release Date: 2012-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics
Point and Figure charts are one of the great secrets of the Technical Analysis world. Highly sophisticated and with a thoroughbred pedigree, they can, however, be overlooked by traders today. Jeremy du Plessis - one of the foremost Point and Figure experts in the world - returns with a fully updated second edition of this definitive guide in an effort to redress this imbalance. This second edition, with an extensive revision to the text and introduction of brand new techniques, demystifies the world of Point and Figure charting. It includes a detailed explanation of the history and development of the technique from its invention to the modern day, and covers the makeup of the chart patterns, why they are created, and how to interpret them. Throughout, readers are encouraged to understand Point and Figure charts from first principles, rather than just remember the names of a series of patterns. It is the first major work for 50 years to discuss in depth the original 1-box reversal method of Point and Figure charting and contrast it with the more popular 3-box reversal method. Further, the explanation of how to use Point and Figure charts to project targets and calculate risk-reward ratios is the most comprehensive ever seen. Also featured in the second edition are: - A step-by-step analysis of the FTSE 100 Index using the 3-box method, as well as the NASDAQ Composite Index, using the 1-box method - A detailed discussion of optimising techniques - An in-depth chapter on Analysing Point and Figure charts, extensively rewritten from the first edition - A new explanation of how Point and Figure parameters are chosen and the implications of choosing them - Two new Point and Figure construction methods never seen before - Point and Figure's contribution to market breadth, with a look at bullish percent and two brand new indicators - Full discussion of Point and Figure gaps and how they provide valuable information about the chart - Lesser known, more advanced techniques such as the use of moving averages, parabolic SAR and Bollinger Bands on Point and Figure charts - Price and volume activity histograms and how they provide information about support and resistance All this is illustrated with numerous colour charts and observations from years of trading experience. According to du Plessis, Point and Figure charts are the 'voice of the market'. This book helps you listen to, and understand, that voice. Part of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) Required Reading list.
Author: Rob Collie
Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Microsoft's Power Pivot is an add-on to Excel that enables you to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before. This book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of Power Pivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by a leading Power Pivot educator (and former leader on the Power Pivot and Excel teams at Microsoft), the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere.The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. In this book you will learn how Power Pivot:1) Gives you "portable" formulas that can be re-used across multiple different reports with a single click.2) Removes the need to ever write a VLOOKUP formula again.3) Allows you to add smart calculations to pivots, such as "Year over Year" and "Moving Averages" which auto-adjust as the pivot changes.4) Effortlessly merges disjointed sets of data into unified insight.As a bonus, Power Pivot and DAX formulas are both the heart AND brain of Microsoft's "Power BI" system, giving us a long-needed bridge between the worlds of Excel and Business Intelligence – a bridge that any Excel PivotTable user can cross with the help of this easy-to-follow book. Your new career – and your organization's future – starts within these pages
Author: Guy Oliver
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Now in its second year, the Almanack of World Football 2007 is the definitive guide to the sport around the world. With privileged access to records and sources, the Almanack provides in-depth coverage of the international games and league and cup competitions of all 207 national football associations. In addition, the Almanack includes comprehensive coverage of all international tournaments, including the 2006 World Cup and all the continental competitions, including the UEFA Champions League, the Asian Champions League, and the Copa Libertadores. The depth of global information available in the Almanack cannot be matched by any other publication, and provides a vast range of fascinating facts, figures, and records for every football fan.
Author: Adam Jorgensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. Improve oversight with better management and monitoring Protect your work with enhanced security features Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering Learn new options for backup and recovery Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.
Author: David James Norman
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics
This work provides a comprehensive description of all aspects of trading CFD (Contracts for Difference) products including what a CFD is, how it is priced, and the range of different mechanics of opening, funding, and maintaining an account; logistics of trading CFDs; and more.
Everything Pug. This definitive guide covers what Pug owners need to know about the selection, care, nutrition, and training of their pet. From the history of the breed to common Pug health problems, readers get the whole picture on the precious Pug.
Author: Stefani Daniels
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2005
This text addresses the role of the hospital care manager from a business perspective rather than a nursing perspective. It speaks to the relationship the case manager has with the executive team, managed care contracting office, decision support specialists, as well as medical staff and clinical providers and reveals the value of engaging all of them as allies in pursuit of global objectives on behalf of every stakeholder.
Author: Martin J. Pring
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-01-13
Genre: Business & Economics
The guide technicians turn to for answers--tuned up to provide an advantage in today's global economy The face of investing has significantly changed in the 30 years since this book's first publication, but one essential component of the markets has not--human behavior. Whether you're trading cornerstone commodities or innovative investment products, observing how investors responded to past events through technical analysis is your key to forecasting when to buy and sell in the future. This fully updated fifth edition shows you how to maximize your profits in today's complex markets by tailoring your application of this powerful tool. Tens of thousands of individual and professional investors have used the guidance in this book to grow their wealth by understanding, interpreting, and forecasting significant moves in both individual stocks and entire markets. This new edition streamlines its time-honored, profit-driven approach, while updating every chapter with new examples, tables, charts, and comments that reflect the real-world situations you encounter in everyday trading. Required reading among many professionals, this authoritative resource now features: Brand-new chapters that analyze and explain secular trends with unique technical indicators that measure investor confidence, as well as an introduction to Pring's new Special K indicator Expanded coverage on the profit-making opportunities ETFs create in international markets, sectors, and commodities Practical advice for avoiding false, contratrend signals that may arise in short-term time spans Additional material on price patterns, candlestick charts, relative strength, momentum, sentiment indicators, and global stock markets Properly reading and balancing the variety of indicators used in technical analysis is an art, and no other book better illustrates the repeatable steps you need to take to master it. When used with patience and discipline, Technical Analysis Explained, Fifth Edition, will make you a better decision maker and increase your chances of greater profits.
Author: Randima Fernando
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 2003
Cg is a complete programming environment for the fast creation of special effects and real-time cinematic quality experiences on multiple platforms. This text provides a guide to the Cg graphics language.