A magical Excel trick for flattening data copied from a PivotTable report in tabular layout into usable format

Here is a scenario that I come across sometime ago when I received an Excel file with some apparently messy data for further processing to generate another report. The data in the file appear similar to below screenshot. This data is self-explanatory. It’s the sales in units and dollars of each product under each product... Continue Reading →

Calculation of metrics at database level or reporting level..? which is the best way..?

I just came across a same old situation of deciding where to do the calculation of certain metrics like percentages ? Here is my take on it with a fictitious example - Scenario 1:  Calculating it at database level and preserving it in the database: see Fig.:1(Associate Level Sales) showing a table with sales made by a few sales executives... Continue Reading →

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