Book: Accessing and Analyzing Data with Microsoft Excel 2003
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Master the tools that transform the information in spreadsheets, databases, and servers into faster, better business decisions. Packed with expert insights and practical Your Turn exercises, this essential guide shows how to use the data analysis capabilities in Microsoft Office applications to capture data, analyze trends, identify risks—and seize opportunities. It covers everything from mastering the basics of sorting, filtering, and formatting data to performing sophisticated what-if scenarios, analyzing multidimensional data, and even creating automated data-analysis solutions.
Discover how to turn data into results!
Help numbers tell the story with compelling, well-designed Microsoft Excel charts, graphics, and reports
Use PivotTable and PivotChart dynamic views to detect patterns and evaluate trends
Use Data Analyzer to perform detailed analyses and present information in dynamic pie charts, bar graphs, and other views
Publish and analyze data over the Web using Office Web Components
Learn techniques to interpret—and exchange—XML data
Analyze large databases using the OLAP features in Excel
Write code to automate data analysis and reporting solutions
Implement a database maintenance plan that helps keep data accurate, accessible, and secure