The Excel Data Model is an in-memory multi-dimensional (OLAP) data engine available in all versions of Excel 2013 and 2016. The Data Model is the core foundation of Power Pivot. With the Data Model, users 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 the Excel Data Model.
*Describe 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
*Describe the process of relating Tables in Excel 2013 and 2016
Level of Difficulty:
*Adding data to the Data Model
*Building PivotTables from multiple related Tables
*Using Quick Explore to drill up, down, and around in PivotTables built on the Excel Data Model
*Calculating date fields in Tables to overcome Data Model limitations
Good working knowledge of Excel
Accountants and finance professionals who want to put the power of the Excel Data Model to use right away.