Excel VBA - pivot tables videos | Excel VBA Part 51.5 - PowerPivot Data Models

Posted by Andrew Gould on 15 December 2016

The PowerPivot Data Model allows you to combine data from a variety of sources into one single object in a workbook - you can then use this model to create pivot tables using the joined data. This video explains how to create and edit the PowerPivot data model using dat from Excel worksheets, Access databases and SQL Server databases. You'll learn how to create a data model, how to add and remove tables and how to import or create relationships between the different tables in the model. The final part of the video explains how to create a single data model which combines data from Excel, Access and SQL Server

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
GenerateUpdatedMoviesDatabase.sql SQL query
Movies.accdb Access database (new format)
Movies.xlsm Excel workbook with macros

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

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