Exercise: Create a Data Model and a Pivot Table

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Category ==> PowerPivot 2010  (26 exercises)
Topic ==> Connecting to tables  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Relatively easy
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The aim of this exercise is to create the following pivot table (the steps to do this are shown in the following pages of this exercise):

Pivot table of animals by stores

The final pivot table will - eventually - show these figures.

To start, if you haven't already done so run the script in the above folder to generate the MAM database (not for commercial use or copying).

Connect to this database, and import the five tables that you'll need for the above pivot table:

Five tables needed

The tables you'll need for our pivot table.

You'll need to import the id fields shown to create the relationships between tables, but you can hide most of the columns and the Product and Pos tables.

You should now be able to create the required pivot table, based on the columns that you can see in the PowerPivot field list:

Pivot table field list

The only columns you should be able to see in the PowerPivot field list.

 

Note that you can rename the pivot table columns by right-clicking on them:

Edit measure ... menu Renamed value column in pivot table
Right-click on a value ... ... to change its name.

Save your workbook as Store by animal, then close it down.

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