CHAPTER 36Working Directly with the Internal Data Model

Up until now, you used the Power Pivot Ribbon interface to work with the internal data model. As you will discover in this chapter, however, you can use a combination of PivotTables and Excel data connections to interact directly with the internal data model—without the Power Pivot Ribbon interface.

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Most of the examples in this chapter are available on this book's website at www.wiley.com/go/excel2019bible. The filename is Internal Data Model.xlsx.

Directly Feeding the Internal Data Model

Imagine that you have the Transactions table shown in Figure 36.1. On another worksheet, you have an Employees table (see Figure 36.2) that contains information about the employee.

Screenshot of the Transactions table for directly feeding the internal data model.

FIGURE 36.1 This table shows transactions by employee number.

Screenshot of the Transactions table that provides information on employees: first name, last name, and job title.

FIGURE 36.2 This table provides information on employees: first name, last name, and job title.

You need to create an analysis that shows sales by job title. This would normally be difficult given the fact that sales and job title are ...

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