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Distribute projected revenue annually

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Here is a dataset showing Project wise forecast of open opportunities. Topic is the Project Name Est. Close Date is the date by when the opportunity would be closed i.e. the project would be won from that Client Duration is the time (in months) for which the project would run Amount is the total amount […]

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Rank numbers in a range after satisfying conditions

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Assume a five column dataset – ID, Age, Gender, Time and Class.  For chosen ID’s, the objective is to: 1. Assign a Rank (in ascending order of time i.e. lowest time will be rank 1 and so on) to each ID 2. Determine the overall place of each ID – Count of unique time entries […]

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Compute month wise pending audits

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Assume a three column dataset showing Audit ID, Date of receipt of audit mandate and Date of audit completion.  There are other columns as well but they are not important for our Analysis.  One may want to compute the following month wise: 1. Which (Audit ID) are the audits pending at the end of every […]

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Consider a Pivot Table Value field column as a criteria for computing another Value Field column

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Assume a simple three column dataset showing hours worked by different machine on different dates.  So column A is Date, column B is Machine Name and column C is hours worked.  There are duplicates appearing in column A and B .  Blanks in column C depict machine idle time. The task is to create a simple […]

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Sales data modelling and interactive visualisations

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Visualise Sales Data of a Non-Alcoholic Beverage Company with basic columnar information such as Date of Sale, Time of Sale, Brand, Stock Keeping Unit (SKU), State, City, Quantity sold, Unit Price and Salesman Code.  In this sales dataset, each line item represents one visit for one SKU.  If nothing is sold in a certain visit, then the SKU […]

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Perform different calculations in the Subtotal/Grand Total column of a Pivot Table

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Visualise a Pivot Table with a few Fields dragged in the Report filter, Row labels and Value Area section.  In the Column labels are two fields, Month and then Year – so in the column labels, for every month, there is data for three years 2005, 2006 and 2007.  For some months, there is data […]

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Story telling with Excel Power BI

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With Power Business Intelligence (BI) tools of Excel 2013, one can metamorphose raw data and/or results of complex calculations into stunning and interactive visualizations.  Power View (one of the four components of Power BI) allows one to create a PPT like flow in Excel thus allowing one to weave a story.  To be able to interact with/create visualizations, […]

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Sum visible cells of a filtered range ignoring errors

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In a multi column database, assume a filter has been applied on some columns.  Post filtering, some error values (such as #DIV/0!, #NA etc.) appear in the one of the numeric columns.   The objective is to sum numbers in a numeric column.  The usual SUM() function would not work because the range of sum function should be error free.  Furthmore, […]

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Blanks appearing in source data not to appear in Data validation list

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Assume a column of data with blanks appearing in a few random cells.  One may want to use this range of cells for creating a Validation drop down in a specified cell.  After creating the validation drop down, the blanks from the source data range would obviously show up in the drop down as well. The task is […]

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