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Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook by Paul te Braak

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Managing the appearance of tables and fields

A PowerPivot workbook contains two products that allow the user to analyze data. Firstly, there is the xVelocity in-memory analytics engine (the tabular model) which is a columnar database embedded in the workbook. Secondly, there is a client tool that allows the model to be queried, it also displays the results to the user in the form of a pivot table or pivot chart. In Excel 2010, the client tool was restricted to pivot table functionality (for example, a pivot table or pivot chart). In Excel 2013, the tools set has been extended to include Power View. The important distinction here is that the client tool is used to present the model to the user. This recipe shows how to control the way the model ...

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