Category Archives: Process Automation

XLPublish Is Almost Here !

    This is a heads-up about the imminent release of the new XLPublish add-in written by myself and David Hoppe. If you go to our Website ( xlpublish.com )  there is an explanation of what this is. We will … Continue reading

Posted in Business Intelligence, Cloud, Excel, Excel 2013, Power BI, Power BI Desktop, Power Query, PowerPivot, Process Automation, Spreadsheets, the Cloud, XLPublish, XLPublish.com | 2 Comments

How To Really Publish Excel Data To Power BI … Part Deux

A couple of weeks ago I published a length post detailing the techniques I have developed to successfully export Excel data to Power BI.  I have had some interesting responses and I have since evolved my thinking on this, and … Continue reading

Posted in Business Intelligence, Cloud, Excel, Excel 2013, Office 2013, OLAP, Power BI, Power BI Desktop, Process Automation, Spreadsheets, the Cloud, Uncategorized, VBA | 2 Comments

How To Change Data Sources Dynamically In Excel With Power Query

My Crow Eating Exercise This past week I asked on this blog whether anyone out there was using the technique I wrote about years ago for dynamically changing the Source Connections for Power Pivot Tables in Excel.  I have noticed … Continue reading

Posted in Business Intelligence, Excel, Excel 2013, Office 2013, OLAP, Power BI, Power BI Desktop, Power Query, PowerPivot, Process Automation, Spreadsheets, VBA | 12 Comments

How To Change Connection Type In Power Pivot

Every day, day in and day out, the most popular posting I have here is this one: https://dmoffat.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/how-you-can-change-to-another-connection-type-in-powerpivot/ and this one: https://dmoffat.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/building-a-flexible-and-efficient-client-side-powerpivot-solution-in-excel-2013-2/ I personally use these techniques all the time, for years now and it is my standard modus-operandi for … Continue reading

Posted in Excel, Excel 2013, Office Automation, OLAP, Power BI, Power BI Desktop, PowerPivot, Process Automation, Spreadsheets, Uncategorized | 19 Comments

Is Power BI For Real ?

Thought of the day … I have been messing around with Power BI for a while now and while it “looks” great and does “good demo” I’m finding it almost impossible to build anything that I can rely on  .. … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis Services, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Excel 2013, Microsoft Access, Office Automation, OLAP, Power BI, Power BI Desktop, PowerPivot, Process Automation, Spreadsheets, the Cloud | Tagged , | 14 Comments

This post is about the Windows 10 Start Menu Corruption BS ….

I am going to talk about something that most users of Windows 10 have not run into yet, so most will probably be inclined to just write this post off as irrelevant to them .. Just wait !! This post … Continue reading

Posted in Access, Access Solutions, Business Intelligence, Excel 2013, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Access 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, Office 2013, Office Automation, PowerPivot, Process Automation, Spreadsheets, the Cloud, Windows 10, Windows 10 Start Menu | 6 Comments

My Rules For Solution Engagements …

I’m baaaack … again … I have decided that I just cannot not blog … I have too many thoughts and I sure would hate to see all the knowledge I have accumulated disappear with me into retirement someday (or … Continue reading

Posted in Access, Access Solutions, Business Intelligence, Excel 2013, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Access 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, Office 2013, Office Automation, PowerPivot, Process Automation, Spreadsheets, VBA | 3 Comments