Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs

Microsoft has posted 16 virtual labs online. The labs cover three major areas: Business Intelligence Mission Critical Operations Database Management Those of us who are trying to jump start Self Service BI in our organizations should checkout the following three: Creating a PowerPivot Model and Report in the Excel Client Defining DAX Calculations with Microsoft

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Parent Child in PowerPivot

Kasper de Jonge posted a great article about building PowerPivot hierarchies against dimension tables that implement parent/child relatioship… Basically, a new PATH() DAX function is used to build a string that contains a path from the leaf to the top parent level member in the hierarchy and then a PathItem() function is used for each

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