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PowerPivot for Advanced Reporting and Dashboards by Robert Bosco J

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Adding a data source in a single worksheet from a variety of data sources

In this chapter, we've been looking at the preparation of data for analyses and creation of advanced powerful reports in more detail. This will give the readers a general idea about the preparation of data analysis.

This topic will show the readers how to import that data from a variety of data sources in the PowerPivot interface; analysis of two types of industry data will be done—one is of e-commerce customer activities and another one is of sales analysis data—which was provided by Microsoft for training.

For a better understanding of the users, a brief explanation of some of the terms that will be used from here on is given as follows:

  • PowerPivot interface/workspace:

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