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The ExcelGuru (Ken Puls) Blog

This is where I share opinions and rants, test material, share site updates and stuff like that. If you like Beta software, this is a good place for you. If you don't, well... you may not want to try much of what I post here.

  1. Yet another PowerPivot article: IF(HASONEVALUE(...))

    I just published another PowerPivot article. This one is on using a HASONEVALUE DAX function in an IF statement to flip the sign on a single portion of a PivotTable.

    You can find the article by clicking here

    Comments welcome both here or on the article.
    Categories
    PowerPivot , Excel , PivotTables
  2. 2 New PowerPivot Articles

    I just added 2 new PowerPivot articles to the knowledgebase on this website.

    The first is the formal article for Creating a Spacer Column in a PowerPivot PivotTable, which orginally came from Monday's blog post. I actually updated that article already, as I found that a single space wasn't enough to keep the spacer column width sufficient.

    The second article is on Hiding Calculated Items With Zero Totals in PowerPivot PivotTables, which was inspired by Debra's blog post ...
    Categories
    PowerPivot , Excel , PivotTables
  3. Creating a Spacer Column in a PowerPivot PivotTable

    I was amused to read Mike Alexander's blog post on Add Column Spacing In A PivotTable this morning, as I did that exact thing yesterday while working through a PowerPivot solution. At least, I did the same thing, but I did it using DAX. And in this case, DAX is even easier to use that the old method, taking one less step.

    Keep in mind I'm using Excel 2013 for this, but it should be the same in 2010.

    First I created a new Calculated Field (Measure in 2010):
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    Categories
    PivotTables , PowerPivot , Excel
  4. Training Calendar Updated

    I've been working away this weekend, putting the finishing touches on the webinar that I'm leading on Tuesday AM. It occured to me in the process, that I'd been rather remiss in updating my Training Calendar on the site. So this evening I took the time to pop in and add a few of the events that are coming up.

    So now in the calendar, we've got:

    ...
    Categories
    Excel , Training Sessions
  5. PowerPivot And DAX Just Got A Whole Lot Easier...

    As many readers of this blog will know, I am a huge fan of PowerPivot, and honestly believe that this is THE most important feature to hit Excel since VBA was introduced to the product. And anyone who has ever taken a course from me knows that VBA is the greatest thing to be added to Excel since the grid was mapped into rows and columns.

    For those who donít know, PowerPivot was a free add-in to Microsoft Excel 2010, and is now baked into the Excel 2013 release. It basically allows us ...
    Categories
    PowerPivot , Excel
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