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PowerPivot | Calculated columns exercise | Use RELATED and concatenate to create 2 calculated columns
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- Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
- Execute this script.
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Create a new PowerPivot workbook, and import the tblPurchase and tblProduct tables into a new data model.
You can leave the other columns in, but these are the only ones we'll need (you should also give your tables friendly names, as shown).
Create a new calculated column using the & symbol to concatenate:
Create a new column describing each animal.
Bring this into the Purchase table, using the RELATED function:
Create a new Product column which brings in the What column that you've created from the Purchase table.
Hide columns and tables to get a beautifully clean pivot table field list:
All of the columns appear to be in one table.
Create and sort a pivot table to show that nobody likes foxes:
But what does the fox say?
Save this workbook as For fox sake, then close it down.