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A tutorial showing how to import data from Excel, Access and many other sources
Part one of a five-part series of blogs
You can import data into tabular models from virtually any data source, as shown by this tutorial.
One of the fantastic things about SSAS tabular is that it's impossible to know where tables come from:
Who's to know that these tables have been imported from Excel, Access and the clipboard, rather than from SQL Server?
This blog will show how to bring data in from all manner of data sources! For the tables above, you could then manually create joins to get a database diagram:
I've added a measure to count the number of recalls.
You could then create a pivot table with this field list:
We've hidden all but a few fields.
And use this to create a pivot table like this:
The final pivot table, bringing information in from 5 different tables imported from 3 different data sources!
Let's start by looking at how to import data from common Microsoft Office formats such as Excel and Access.
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