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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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PowerPivot has a very cool feature that allows you to publish your data to PowerPivot Galleries within SharePoint. This allows users to access and report off the data that you build within Excel, but do it all through the Web. In order to enable this feature, you first need to create a PowerPivot Gallery in 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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PowerPivot has a couple of extra features that you can take advantage of while you are building your dashboards for slicing and filtering your data. One is called a Timeline Slicer.

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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PowerPivot gives you all of the capabilities that the Pivot Tables have, plus more. With PowerPivot you can create pivot tables and charts, and also dashboards with multiple panels showing that use the same data source.

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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At one point or another, everyone has probably used Pivot tables within Excel to slice and dice information. PowerPivot is an extension of this functionality, so it makes sense to initially show how this works before showing all of the new features that are available within PowerPivot.

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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