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Katie and Emil

We are Katie & Emil and together we have decided to learn more & more on how to build data warehouses using Microsoft products. The best option to learn is to teach so we write tutorials and share it with others.

Archives: July 2012

Video Enable PowerPivot Add-in

This is one of our first PowerPivot video tutorials and this short 1 minute tutorial we show how to enable PowerPivot Add-in in Excel 2013. View blog post: http://www.katieandemil.com/457

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 30 July 2012

transparent data encryption steps

In this blog post I show steps that are needed to enable Transparent Data Encyption on a SQL Server 2012 database. I prepared the article to support my learning to 70-462 Administering SQL Server 2012. View Article: http://www.katieandemil.com/456

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 28 July 2012

reconfigure vs reconfigure with override

You can change server properties of SQL Server using sp_confgure and to "save" it you need to use reconfigure. In this blog post I describe the difference between reconfigure and reconfigure with override. I also provide an example when reconfigure will fail and give you an error message and another…

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 28 July 2012

SSIS aggregate transformation

In this SSIS 2012 tutorial we will show you how to use data flow Aggregate Transformation and we will use our example of Customer and Total Sales Amount which is an interesting example as often to get more insight into customer behaviour it is useful to slice and dice the…

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 25 July 2012

Introducing PowerView with Excel 2013

In this blog post we show video that introduces PowerView with Excel 2013. You provide an overview of the tool and current limitations so you can make the right choice. PowerView is one of the best self-service BI tools that I have seen so far and will fill in gap…

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 25 July 2012

SQL FOREIGN KEY CONSTRAINT Syntax

You can enforce referential integrity (ensure you don't get orphans) by adding Foreign Key Constraint and in this tutorial you can find a simple example explaining how to do that. This article has been created to support our SQL Tutorial and 70-461 Querying SQL Server 2012.

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 24 July 2012

SQL Unique Constraint

In this blog psot we show how to restrict users from entering duplicated data by using SQL UNIQUE Constraint. In our examples we will use unique constraint on one field and we will use Email Address and one multiple fields and we will use First Name, Surname and Birth Date.…

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 24 July 2012

SQL 2012 evaluate installation requirements

As part of my preparations for 70-462 Administering SQL Server 2012 today I have created a blog post covering "evaluate installation requirements" that is part of skills measures. New BI Edition will definitelly allow more companies get more out of SQL Server 2012 when it comes to BI but there…

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 24 July 2012

PowerPivot diagram view missing

Some of you might be wondering why Diagram View is missing in some PowerPivot windows. This is related to Microsoft releasing two versions of PowerPivot in Excel 2010 and in this blog post you will find out when diagram view is not avialable and what to do to make available.

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 24 July 2012

SQL DEFAULT CONSTRAINT Syntax

This time we show how to use SQL DEFAULT CONSTRAINT to provide values for fields that are not given a value. This article supports our 70-461 Querying SQL Server 2012 and SQL Tutorial.

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 23 July 2012

SQL CHECK CONSTRAINT Syntax

We have now added SQL CHECK CONSTRAINT to Exam Guide 70-461 Querying SQL Server 2012 and SQL Tutorial

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 23 July 2012

SQL PRIMARY KEY CONSTRAINT Syntax

In this tutorial we show how to use ALTER TABLE and add Primary key constraint. This tutorial support our Exam Guide 70-461 Querying SQL Server 2012

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 23 July 2012

PowerPivot default measure aggregation

One of the PowerPivot advantages is flexibility of changing measure aggregation for instance changing average to minimum. PowerPivot applies default aggregation to a measure and usually it is SUM but in our case SUM does not make any sense so in this tutorial I will show how to change default…

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 23 July 2012

PowerPivot hide fields and unhide in Excel 2013

In this PowerPivot tutorial I show how to improve user experience by hiding fields from PivotTable (client tool) so user does not have to see fields which are worthless for end user.

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 23 July 2012

How to use PowerPivot in Excel 2013

In previous lessons we create basic PowerPivot model now it is time to see how it looks in Excel 2013 PivotTable. For some reason Excel 2013 Preview seems to allow to create PivotTable only from PowerPivot but I hope extra button will be added to PowerPivot tab in Excel.

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 22 July 2012

PowerPivot create relationships

We continue creating our PowerPivot model using Excel 2013 by adding relationships. We use two methods "manage relationships" dialog box and using Diagram View (that has been introduced in v2)

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 22 July 2012

PowerPivot import data from SQL Server

In this tutorial we start creating PowerPivot model in Excel 2013 (very similar in 2010) by importing data from our SQL Server 2012 data warehouse.

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 22 July 2012

SQL CREATE TABLE Statement

We have created a simple tutorial for SQL Create Table that may help some of you to prepare for Microsoft Certifications (98-364 and 70-461).

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 20 July 2012

technorati blog directory 8HBVGY7K4K5E

We found another Blog directory that is willing to accept our RSS feed. And we have been asked to put our activation code in our RSS Feed 8HBVGY7K4K5E If you are aware of any other website that would benefit from our RSS feed than we would appreciate the details! Take…

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 20 July 2012

Excel 2013 Power View set up

In this blog post I will share steps I have taken to set up PowerView using Excel 2013. Hopefully tomorrow I will publish another post with Video on how I use PowerView with Excel 2013.

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Posted in Katie and Emil on 19 July 2012

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