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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step by Scott Cameron

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Accessing Analysis Services Using Excel 2007

You can use Analysis Services as a data source for the Office Excel 2007 PivotTable and PivotChart features. The Excel 2007 PivotTable feature allows you to create reports and crosstab reports that will let you pivot, filter, add and remove dimensions, drill down, drill up, and drillthrough data. You can use the Excel 2007 PivotChart feature to create powerful data visualizations. Because most business users are already familiar with Excel, they can easily begin accessing data from Analysis Services.

Excel 2007 provides many more powerful features you can use to format and analyze data with PivotTable dynamic views than can be covered in this book. This section is limited to covering those features that ...

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