Exercise: Create a Pivot Table using Lots of Calculated Columns

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Category ==> PowerPivot 2010  (26 exercises)
Topic ==> Calculated columns  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
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Before you can do this exercise, you'll need to download and unzip this file (if you have any problems doing this, click here for help).

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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 tables such that you can create the following PowerPivot field list, and hence pivot table:

PowerPivot field list Resulting pivot table
The PowerPivot field list The pivot table

The only clue for this exercise is that you'll need a function to find out what status an animal has, given its number of legs - something like:


When you've got your pivot table working, save this file as Beginning to like PowerPivot.

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