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Downloading and installing PowerPivot

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Video: Downloading and installing PowerPivot

When you're ready to start using Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel you can download it from the web site powerpivot.com. Once you're on that site, click the Download link and then follow the download instructions. I won't read the prerequisites or register to download the trial, because I already have Office 2010 installed. So I'll go down to what is currently the third link and click the "see details" item next to download PowerPivot for Excel 2010.

Downloading and installing PowerPivot

When you're ready to start using Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel you can download it from the web site powerpivot.com. Once you're on that site, click the Download link and then follow the download instructions. I won't read the prerequisites or register to download the trial, because I already have Office 2010 installed. So I'll go down to what is currently the third link and click the "see details" item next to download PowerPivot for Excel 2010.

In this case, we are using the 32-bit version of Excel 2010 so we will use that version of PowerPivot, and I'll click the PowerPivot link and we go to the Microsoft Download Center. And if I scroll down using my mouse's scroll wheel, I can select the version I want to download, which is the x86 version, and then I will click the Download button. I am asked if I want to save the file or run it. in this case I will just save it, and I will save it to my Downloads folder and click Save.

Once the download is complete you can close the folder and then close out of your web browser and now I will open my Downloads folder and double-click PowerPivot_for_Excel_x86. I will verify that I do want to run the file and step through the Excel PowerPivot Setup Wizard. So I will click Next to go past the first screen. I will accept the terms in the license agreement, click Next, and I'll just type in a company, lynda.com.

click Next and then click Install. And now that it's done, I can click Finish. I'll close my Windows Explorer window and run Excel. As Excel starts you'll see that it has loaded the PowerPivot Add-in and then when you run the program for the first time after you install PowerPivot, a warning box appears indicating that it has installed a customization and asking you if you want to keep it.

You can either select not to install it if you don't recognize the publisher or you can choose to keep the installation by clicking the Install button. So this case, we are familiar with the program and we did want to install it so we can click Install. When we do, Excel installs PowerPivot and the PowerPivot tab appears on the Ribbon. Now I'll click it to make sure all the tools are there and everything looks to be in order. Now that PowerPivot is installed we can start downloading data and working with it quickly and efficiently.

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Excel 2010: Pivot Tables in Depth

66 video lessons · 39430 viewers

Curt Frye
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      55s
    2. Using the exercise files
      43s
  2. 38m 8s
    1. Introducing PivotTables
      4m 2s
    2. Formatting data for use in a PivotTable
      4m 31s
    3. Creating a PivotTable
      4m 20s
    4. Pivoting a PivotTable
      3m 47s
    5. Configuring a PivotTable
      3m 23s
    6. Connecting to an external data source
      3m 30s
    7. Connecting to an Access database
      2m 11s
    8. Consolidating data from multiple sources
      4m 37s
    9. Updating and refreshing PivotTable data sources
      4m 21s
    10. Managing PivotTables
      3m 26s
  3. 23m 33s
    1. Adding, removing, and positioning subtotals and grand totals
      3m 27s
    2. Changing the PivotTable data field summary operation
      4m 35s
    3. Summarizing more than one data field
      3m 16s
    4. Creating a calculated field
      2m 27s
    5. Grouping PivotTable fields
      3m 17s
    6. Using PivotTable data in a formula
      4m 47s
    7. Drilling down to the underlying data
      1m 44s
  4. 28m 9s
    1. Sorting PivotTable data
      2m 0s
    2. Creating a custom sort order
      2m 48s
    3. Filtering a PivotTable field by selection
      2m 59s
    4. Filtering a PivotTable by rule
      2m 56s
    5. Filtering a PivotTable using a search filter
      3m 10s
    6. Filtering a PivotTable using slicers
      4m 2s
    7. Formatting slicers
      3m 43s
    8. Filtering a PivotTable with report filter fields
      5m 2s
    9. Clearing and reapplying PivotTable filters
      1m 29s
  5. 15m 2s
    1. Applying a PivotTable style
      5m 5s
    2. Creating a PivotTable style
      4m 37s
    3. Changing the PivotTable layout
      3m 20s
    4. Changing the data field number format
      2m 0s
  6. 24m 33s
    1. Highlighting cells by applying a rule
      2m 54s
    2. Highlighting the top or bottom values in a PivotTable
      3m 30s
    3. Formatting PivotTable cells using data bars
      3m 50s
    4. Formatting PivotTable cells using color scales
      3m 40s
    5. Formatting PivotTable cells using icon sets
      2m 45s
    6. Editing conditional formatting rules
      2m 15s
    7. Controlling how multiple rules are applied
      3m 28s
    8. Deleting a conditional formatting rule
      2m 11s
  7. 24m 0s
    1. Creating a PivotChart
      3m 29s
    2. Pivoting a PivotChart
      3m 5s
    3. Filtering a PivotChart
      3m 45s
    4. Formatting a PivotChart
      3m 35s
    5. Changing a PivotChart layout
      3m 14s
    6. Changing a PivotChart chart type
      4m 30s
    7. Adding a trendline to a PivotChart
      2m 22s
  8. 9m 27s
    1. Printing a PivotTable
      4m 2s
    2. Printing each item on its own page
      3m 30s
    3. Printing a PivotChart
      1m 55s
  9. 13m 30s
    1. Recording and reviewing a macro
      4m 10s
    2. Running a macro
      5m 57s
    3. Creating a simple PivotTable presentation kit
      3m 23s
  10. 19m 17s
    1. Introducing PowerPivot
      2m 9s
    2. Downloading and installing PowerPivot
      2m 36s
    3. Importing PowerPivot data
      3m 14s
    4. Managing table columns
      4m 1s
    5. Adding tables to a PowerPivot model
      2m 27s
    6. Creating relationships between tables
      4m 50s
  11. 24m 30s
    1. Introducing the DAX language
      2m 58s
    2. Using DAX operators
      4m 44s
    3. Surveying DAX functions
      2m 40s
    4. Adding calculated columns and measures
      4m 22s
    5. Using aggregate functions
      4m 24s
    6. Using filters in aggregate functions
      5m 22s
  12. 59s
    1. Additional resources
      59s

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