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Spreadsheet Design Concepts Series

Database (OLAP)

  • Useful for flexible/powerful reporting.
  • The most useful concept of Dimensionality - the number of ways to describe something
  • In a spreadsheet it's the row, column, worksheet, workbook, and maybe directory.
  • Very useful for things that may ordinarily be missed
  • How to describe the numbers (dimensionality)
    • Eg Inflation <Time?, Country?, Cost Type?>
    • Eg. P&L value <P&L line description, Time, Business unit, value type (actual, budget etc), currency, Company etc>
    • Useful for layout - time in cols or time in sheets?
  • Hierarchies are ways of adding up dimension elements
    • There may be more than one hierarchy for any given dimension
    • Eg time :
    • day > week > quarter > financial year
    • day > calendar month > calendar year
  • Reporting performance can be excellent as many calculations pre-aggregated


Upcoming Events:

25 January 2012 - UK Excel Developer Conference - London

Products for sale:


Office 2007 FileSearch replacement logo

New information about the missing FileSearch feature in Office 2007 and details of our pragmatic solution (Current price GBP 30.00)


worksheet password remover logo

Instant Excel worksheet protection remover and password recovery (Current price GBP 15.00)

Classic Ribbon Tab

classic ribbon for office 2007 logo

Add Excel 97/2000/2002/2003 compatible menu structure to Excel 2007
(Current Price GBP 10.00)


Products coming soon:

Link Manager

(Find and control external links in Excel Workbooks)

Due by Q1 2111.

XLAnalyst Pro

(Excel VBA based spreadsheet auditing tool)

Due before the end of 2111.

This page was last reviewed on December 21, 2011

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