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Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Formulas & Functions Inside Out by Helmut Reinke Egbert Jeschke Sara Unverhau, Eckehard Pfeifer, Bodo Fienitz, and Jens Bock

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Using Cube Functions

Cube functions were introduced in Excel 2007. Data cubes are complex, multidimensional sets of data derived from raw information stored in a standard database. Cube functions are a little daunting on a technical level (they require at least Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services) and also because they include many new terms that may not be familiar.

This book tries to explain complex tasks based on a simple example. The example uses two store groups named North and South, which sold sweets (chocolate and cookies) from 2008 to 2010. Each store group consists of two stores. The sales are saved in a database and can be summarized and evaluated by using common methods. You can use views prepared in ...

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