Best practises for using Excel functions on Power Pivot Data

Hi
How do you suggest to perform calculations on cells in a power pivot table? Obviously the ideal approach is to use a DAX measure. But given that DAX doesn't have every function, is there a recommended way of eg adding an "extra"  ( ie just
adjacent)  column to a pivot table. ( in particular I want to use beta.inv )  
I could imagine one option of adding some VBA that would update the extra column as the pivot table itself refreshed ( and added more/less rows)
thanks
sean

Hi Sean,
I don't know what's your expected requirement regarding this issue, maybe you can share some sample data or scenario to us for further investigation. As we know, if we need to add extra column to PowerPivot data model, we can directly
create a calcuated column:
calculated columns:
http://www.powerpivot-info.com/post/178-how-to-add-dax-calculations-to-the-powerpivot-workbooks
There are some different between Excel and DAX functions, here are the list for your reference:
Excel functions (by category):
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/excel-functions-by-category-HA102752955.aspx
DAX Function Reference:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee634396.aspx
Hope this helps.
Regards, 
Elvis Long
TechNet Community Support

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