PTPower

PTPower is an Excel 2007 Add-In that lets you view the MDX and/or create Calculated Members for pivot tables based on Analysis Services (2005 or 2008) cubes.

  • Price: Free
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Download: PTPower 1.0

Download Notes: PTPower uses Microsoft ADOMD.NET, which is part of the SQL Server 2008 feature pack. ADOMD.NET can be downloaded from the Microsoft Web Site – (SQLSERVER2008_ASADOMD10.msi).

During install, PTPower may need to download/install a Microsoft Add-In run-time file. If this happens, the install may not complete. Simply run the install a 2nd time to workaround this issue.

PTPower is exposed as an Excel 2007 Add-In – within the “PivotTable Tools” Ribbon.

The first button (“Show MDX”) pops up a new window with the color-formatted MDX for a given pivot table.

The 2nd buttton (“Calculations”) brings up the Calculated Member Editor window; it is similar in functionality to the Calculated Member editor used in the Business Intelligence Development Studio. Note – Metadata (Measures and Dimensions) along with Functions/Templates may be dragged and dropped onto the MDX rich-text box editor.

Once created, calculated members are available to be used in the pivot table – and are saved as part of the Excel workbook. This means other Excel users can make use of these calculated members – even if they do not have PTPower installed (the workbook can also be saved to Excel Services).