PowerPivot | PowerPivot data models exercise | Create a data model, pivot table and slicer

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Software ==> PowerPivot  (75 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2016 and later
Topic ==> PowerPivot data models  (7 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
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). Once you've done this:
  1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
  2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
  3. Execute this script.

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Import the following tables into a new PowerPivot data model in a new workbook:

Tables to import

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:

Purchases by region and family

You should have a nice, clean data model in your pivot table field list.


Create a pivot table looking something like this:

Pivot table

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.

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only.
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