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Sorting in Excel Dashboards

We all aware of harnessing the power of VBA to dynamically sort dashboards based on user input. But is there a simpler, more elegant solution? Yes, there is. And Excel MVP Jordan Goldmeier is here to solve this mystery for us. Let’s dive in! 1 – The Excel Dashboard Data The image below shows an […]

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Excel Requests – HTTP for Humans

Written by Bjoern Stiel APIs are the lifeblood of the internet, providing access to bits and bytes that make our personal and professional worlds work. For example, Quandl provide a vast amount of financial and economic data through their API, while GitHub and StackOverflow let you pull out all sort of user and repo data through their API. But how do we communicate […]

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How To Fix Ugly Political Dashboards

It’s time to be brutal! And political-themed dashboards will take the brunt of it. With Szilvia facilitating the session, Jordan, Rick and our special guest Brad Edgar discuss the merits of various dashboard designs. Let’s get started! 1 – Readability Issues It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to designing dashboards. And this […]

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Dynamic Labels – Excel Dashboards Tips

Many a times we want to include chart titles in our dashboards, but we don’t since they are not dynamic. If your user changes some filters, you would want your pivot chart titles to update automatically. Well, there is a way to actually do that, to make these chart labels truly dynamic. And Excel MVP […]

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Excel Prevent Buttons, Shapes and Objects from Resizing – Excel Tricks

Are you fond of using Dashboards in Excel? I know you would say “Yes” and why not everyone likes it. It is one of the beautiful things that can be done using Excel. So, we would have many objects to make Dashboard looks pretty. In that, we would want to insert a header, new rows […]

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Excel Requirements Gathering Process – Excel Dashboards

Excel consultants know that requirements gathering exercises can look deceptively simple. Whether that be for creating a dashboard for the client or an Excel application, there is always something in hindsight that one could have done better. Let’s not depend solely on our own mistakes to become better Excel consultants. Our in-house team of Excel […]

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Michael Alexander – Bacon Bits Blog – Excel Expert Interviews

Excel MVP Michael Alexander of the Bacon Bits Blog at http://www.datapigtechnologies.com/blog/ discusses how his blog began and his work with Szilvia on the Excel themed cocktail book.   DataPig Blog Rick: Talk about DataPigTechnologies and your blog? Michael: Bacon Bits Blog is my blog I started in 2009 as a way to sell Boot Camp. […]

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Auto Resizing an Excel Spreadsheet For Your Dashboard

Do you know that Excel allows us to zoom to a specified area in your work sheet? Yes, you heard it right. Suppose, you have an Excel sheet and while doing demo or so, you want to zoom to specified area, it can be done easily. Our very own Excel MVP Jordan Goldmeier lets us […]

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Three Common Dashboard Mistakes

I recently contributed to the article on MRC’s Cup of Joe Blog called 7 harmful business dashboard mistakes. I’ll excerpt a version of what I said below, but you should follow the link to read the whole thing. (I’ll use the original version I sent to blog so as not to compete for search keys.) I’ll […]

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Fixing Excel Dashboard Blunders – with Excel MVP Mynda Treacy

Mynda Treacy runs a successful online Excel Training program (at http://myonlinetraininghub.com ) with course topics ranging from Power Pivot to Excel Dashboard development. Mynda joins Excel TV host Rick Grantham and cohosts Excel Author Szilvia Juhasz and Microsoft Excel MVP Jordan Goldmeier to discuss Excel Dashboard Blunders and WWMD???  (What Would Mynda Do?) First, Excel […]

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Dynamically Select Different Chart Types – Excel Dashboard Tips

Most of us employ Excel to analyze data in search of some insights. For us, this is an enjoyable step. The not-so-pleasing step is the one that follows data exploration: presenting our findings. It is not an easy job to decide which chart-type will depict our analysis in the best possible way to the end […]

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Interactive Excel Dashboard Tips Using Slicers and Pivot Charts

We, as data analysts and Excel experts, are always trying to hunt down new and better techniques to create dashboards. Be it in terms of either design or interactivity, there is always something out there which will appeal to us. In the same vein, Excel MVP Mynda Treacy is here to show us some cool […]

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Dashboard Rescue with Excel MVP Michael Alexander

  In this episode, Excel TV guest Excel MVP Michael Alexander joins Excel TV host Rick Grantham and cohosts Excel Author Szilvia Juhasz and Excel MVP Jordan Goldmeier in discussing the DO’s and DON’T’s of data visualization…..avoiding the dreaded ice cream sandwich syndrome! Data visualization can enhance the message you want your metrics to display […]

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Auto highlighting Excel charts

On your dashboards, reports, and charts it’s a good idea to alert the user to certain types of values. In a recent post, we discussed how to alert users to certain records on tables using custom formats. We’ll build upon that here but transition to how we might achieve a similar effect on a chart. Take […]

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Using White Space In Excel Dashboards – Excel Tips

Whoever has been tasked with making a dashboard ever knows that there are three aspects to it: Business acumen: choosing which metrics are relevant to the problem at hand, amongst other things. Technical capability: working out the macros and complex functions to make sure the dashboard is user-friendly. Design element: ensuring that the numbers and […]

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