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SSAS Tabular Model training course

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

2 days

For anyone who is familiar with relational databases, tabular models in Analysis Services are easier to create and use than the old multi-dimensional cube models; plus they use DAX as a language, rather than the harder-to-understand MDX. Tabular models are a natural extension of PowerPivot within Excel.

This course will show you (among other things): how to create tabular models by combining tables from SQL Server, Access, Excel and other data sources; how to create DAX calculated columns and measures to extend your data mode; and how to extract data from these models using clients such as Excel pivot tables.

This course runs in SQL Server 2017, but will be appropriate if you're using SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2016 too.  If you're in any doubt about the differences between the various SQL Server versions, ask us!

Course details

  • Locations for SSAS - Tabular Model coursesLocations:Manchester, London
  • Next SSAS - Tabular Model course locationNext course:Thu 09 August 2018
  • SSAS - Tabular Model course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Getting started

  • Training topicMultidimensional vs tabular
  • Training topicSeparate named instances

Visual Studio basics

  • Training topicVisual Studio windows
  • Training topicSetting startup options
  • Training topicCreating a project

Connecting to SQL Server

  • Training topicCreating and using connections
  • Training topicFiltering rows and columns

Creating a data model

  • Training topicHiding from client tools
  • Training topicRenaming tables/columns
  • Training topicHow column storage works
  • Training topicHow processing works

Covered if time allows If time

Transforming data (Power Query)

  • Training topicCompatibility level required
  • Training topicCreating simple transforms
  • Training topicWhat is the M language?

Relationships

  • Training topicDiagram view
  • Training topicCreating relationships

Excel pivot tables

  • Training topicAnalysing data in Excel
  • Training topicConnecting from Excel
  • Training topicUsing Excel pivot tables

Other data sources

  • Training topicLinking to Excel
  • Training topicPasting in data

Calculated columns

  • Training topicUsing IF and SWITCH
  • Training topicBLANK arithmetic
  • Training topicLinking tables using RELATED

Measures

  • Training topicCreating measures
  • Training topicSUMX, AVERAGEX, etc.

Covered if time allows If time

Details rows/drill-down

  • Training topicCompatibility level needed
  • Training topicDetails row expressions
  • Training topicThe SELECTCOLUMNS function

Changing query context

  • Training topicThe CALCULATE function
  • Training topicUsing FILTER

Prototyping using PowerPivot

  • Training topicUsing PowerPivot
  • Training topicImporting PowerPivot models into SSAS
  • Training topicConstraints

Accessing DAX queries

  • Training topicFrom within Excel
  • Training topicFrom Reporting Services

Calendars

  • Training topicCreating a calendar table
  • Training topicUsing multiple calendars

Date calculations

  • Training topicWorking days
  • Training topicPeriod to date
  • Training topicPrior and parallel periods
  • Training topicSemi-additive measures

The EARLIER Function

  • Training topicHow it works
  • Training topicBanding

Hierarchies

  • Training topicCreating a hierarchy
  • Training topicViewing hierarchies

KPIs

  • Training topicThe parts of a KPI
  • Training topicAbsolute and relative measures
  • Training topicCreating and viewing KPIs

Perspectives

  • Training topicCreating perspectives
  • Training topicUsing in Excel

Security

  • Training topicHow security works
  • Training topicCreating roles
  • Training topicFiltering rows by role

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You should be familiar with how relational databases work to attend this course. You'll also find the course more difficult if you haven't used pivot tables in Excel.

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