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PowerPivot | PowerPivot data models exercise | Create a data model, pivot table and slicer
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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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Import the following tables into a new PowerPivot data model in a new workbook:
Give each table a friendly (ish) name, as shown.
Hide tables and columns, so that you can create a pivot table based on a field list looking like this:
You should have a nice, clean data model in your pivot table field list.
Create a pivot table looking something like this:
You should hide the row and column totals, and also the Field Headers.
Add a slicer to control what you can see:
Your slicer should allow you to choose exactly which families you want to view.
Save this workbook as Nice slices, then close it down.