The Excel Data Model is an in-memory multi-dimensional (OLAP) data engine available in all versions of Excel 2013 and newer. The Data Model is the core foundation of Power Pivot. With this feature, you can 1) relate multiple Excel tables, 2) build PivotTables on multiple data sources, 3) import data from external data sources, and 4) analyze PivotTable reports using Quick Explore, which allows users to drill up, down, and around in reports. This session will provide the knowledge and skill necessary to take full advantage of this amazing tool in Excel.
Upon completing this session, you should be able to: Define the Excel Data Model. List the advantages of using the Data Model as a PivotTable data source. Create PivotTables from data stored in multiple related Tables. Create relationships between Tables in Excel. Identify the process of connecting to external data sources
Understanding the fundamentals of data models. Creating simple data models from Excel tables. Building and adding to data models with Power Query. Working with data in a Power Pivot, including managing relationships. Constructing PivotTables that use data models as data sources
Fundamental knowledge of computer operations and Microsoft Office Excel