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SSAS - TABULAR EXERCISES
- Creating a data model (2)
- Excel pivot tables (1)
- PowerView (2)
- Power BI Desktop overview (1)
- Other data sources (1)
- Calculated columns (4)
- Measures (3)
- Changing query context (2)
- The EARLIER Function (1)
- DAX queries (3)
- Date calculations (3)
- Hierarchies (1)
- KPIs (2)
- Perspectives (1)
- Prototyping using PowerPivot (1)
- Security (2)
SSAS - tabular | Other data sources exercise | Linking Excel workbooks, Access databases and Word tables
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This should be easy: all you have to do is count how many stores there are in each region. What could possibly go wrong?
Sadly, Mr. Angry has taken your nice SQL Server tables and scattered them into a diverse range of data sources. Your task is to round them up in a data model!
Open the workbook called Stores in the above folder to have a look at its contents, then close it down. Now create a new tabular model project, and import this table into it from this Excel file:
Rename your table in your data model.
Now open up the Word document called Regions in the above folder to view its contents. Select all of the data in the table of regions, copy it and paste it into your data model with the name Region to get:
You can 't tell that the table on the left comes from Excel, and the one on the right from the clipboard.
Import the table called tblCentre from the Access database called Geography in the above folder (you won't need to type in a user name or password):
The table imported from Access, with a suitable new name.
Finally, import the Excel workbook of towns from the above folder, and link up your tables using relationships to get:
The data model linking data from two Excel workbooks, an Access database and a Word document!
Use this data model to create a pivot table showing how many stores there are per region:
The start of the pivot table.
Discuss with colleagues or neighbours how you could use this amazing tool to bring together your disparate data sources, back in the office!