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Perhaps you have heard about the new tool in Excel called PowerPivot, but wonder how it can enhance your use of Excel.

In this series we will show how PowerPivot can assist you with advanced data analysis and reporting, making those extracts from Dynamics AX to Excel even more valuable.

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Within the PowerPivot Data Model editor, you can also filter the data that is returned to Excel through the filtering option.

NOTE: This is part of the Using PowerPivot to Analyze Your Dynamics AX Data blog series where we show how PowerPivot can assist you with advanced data analysis and reporting, making those extracts from Dynamics AX to Excel even more valuable. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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Once a PowerView Dashboard is hosted within the PowerPivot Gallery, there is one cool feature that you can take advantage of which allows you to export any of the dashboards to PowerPoint and then have a live and interactive version of the dashboard as a PowerPoint slide.

NOTE: This is part of the Using PowerPivot to Analyze Your Dynamics AX Data blog series where we show how PowerPivot can assist you with advanced data analysis and reporting, making those extracts from Dynamics AX to Excel even more valuable. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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When the Power Pivot Data Models are stored within a PowerPivot Gallery, you will want to have them periodically refresh to get the latest information. Rather than doing this manually, you can configure a default refresh rate and the gallery will do the rest for you.

NOTE: This is part of the Using PowerPivot to Analyze Your Dynamics AX Data blog series where we show how PowerPivot can assist you with advanced data analysis and reporting, making those extracts from Dynamics AX to Excel even more valuable. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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If you want to show off, you can also change the style of the PowerView Gallery to Carrousel, Theatre, or List mode depending on where you are embedding the view.

NOTE: This is part of the Using PowerPivot to Analyze Your Dynamics AX Data blog series where we show how PowerPivot can assist you with advanced data analysis and reporting, making those extracts from Dynamics AX to Excel even more valuable. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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The real benefit of hosting your PowerPivot workbooks within a PowerPivot Gallery is that people can then report off the data source as if it were a mini data warehouse using PowerView.

NOTE: This is part of the Using PowerPivot to Analyze Your Dynamics AX Data blog series where we show how PowerPivot can assist you with advanced data analysis and reporting, making those extracts from Dynamics AX to Excel even more valuable. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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Once you have created your PowerPivot Gallery, you can publish the PowerPivots that you create within Excel there and host them within SharePoint.

NOTE: This is part of the Using PowerPivot to Analyze Your Dynamics AX Data blog series where we show how PowerPivot can assist you with advanced data analysis and reporting, making those extracts from Dynamics AX to Excel even more valuable. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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