Power Pivot :: How To Change Data Source For Model

Feb 25, 2014

I have an Excel 2013 file with lots of DAX connected to an Azure database. I'd like to reuse all that work by changing the data source for the PowerPivot model to a different database which is an exact copy (just empty) on the same server, but Excel won't let me. In PowerPivot I can change the database connection, the user ID and password as well as the connections name. When opening each table properties (inside PowerPivot model) the new connection is used and all old data is removed, but as soon as I refresh using Existing connections, both from PowerPivot or from the Excel Data tab, the old connection is used and old data is reloaded.

If I use Existing connections from inside PowerPivot, I can se that the new connection is highlighted and has the correct variable, but I think maybe that one is run first, then the old one is run afterwards (or something like that).

On the Excel Data tab, I can see that the old connection is the only one Excel itself seems to know about, but I cannot change anything there as it's read-only.

There must be a way to change this. Even with copy and paste it would take me days to recreate this Excel file from scratch and it would be a serious flaw and reduction of usability for PowerPivot.

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Power Pivot :: Structural Data Model Changes In Data Source Leads To Errors

Oct 12, 2015

I've question about how to handle structural datamodel changes in a datasource of PowerPivot. Suppose I'm developing a starmodel in SQL Server and sometimes a datatype changes or a name of a field changes in a table. It seems to me that PowerPivot handle this not gracefully as Analysis MD does (mostly). I received an error because of a wrong fieldname or even no error when a dattype changes in PowerPivot. Is this common or do I something wrong here. Does this mean that every time the datamodel changes the PowerPivot should be recreated? Or am I missing the clue here?

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Power Pivot :: One Slicer To Control Two Pivot Tables That Have Different Source Data And Common Key

Jul 8, 2015

I have two data tables:

1) Production data with column headers: Key, Facility, Line, Time, Output
2) Costs data with column headers: Key, Site, Cost Center, Time, Cost

The tables have a common key named obviously as Key. The data looks like this:


I would like to have two pivot tables which I can filter with ONE slicer based on the column Key. The first pivot table shows row labels Facility, Line and column labels Time. Value field is Output. The second pivot table shows row labels Site, Cost Center, and column lables Time. Value field is Cost.How can I do this with Power Pivot? I tried by linking both tables above to a table with unique Keys in PowerPivot and then creating a PivotTable where I would have used the Key from the Keys table.

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Power Pivot :: Empty Data Model Powerview Report

Oct 5, 2015

I need to create a data model for powerview report but I don't have data right now. The data will be loaded later after I create the report. What technique should I use??

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Power Pivot :: How To Add Calculated Fields To Every Query In Data Model

Nov 12, 2015

I have created 60 queries and added them to my data model in Power Pivot/Excel 2016. I created some calculated fields for one of my queries but I would LOVE to know how to just copy these across all queries in the data model instead of having to create them in the data model for one query at a time. That will take forever. 

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Power Pivot :: Deleting Data Content From Data Model

Sep 10, 2013

I don't know if the question has been nailed down.  Aside from deleting tables, can we delete the *content* of data within the tables.  It doesn't seem crazy that, if you can pull in data from a feed then you should be able to remove the content out again (without also destroying the user's meta-data work ).  Reasons for this include:

- Security (a user may not have rights to see *my* data and should go refresh their own)
- Size (workbook doesn't need to have GB's of irrelevant data saved to disk in a workbook if it was just useful during development phase to a pre-production data feed)
- Bad data (pre-production data feed is not good data)
- User-friendliness (data feed was refreshed 2 years ago and workbook was saved to file server.  Users shouldn't be presented with irrelevant data, but should get empty pivot tables until they go do their refresh)

Obviously Excel internally knows how to clear out PowerPivot data, given the prompt shown here: [URL] ....

But how does a user initiate this on their own (corruption aside)?

Previous time this question was asked, without a real resolution: [URL] ....

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Power Pivot :: Using VBA To Add Or Change Data Connection

Mar 4, 2014

My PowerPivot report is using quite large data that can be split by subsidiary. I’d like to let user select subsidiary. The selection would trigger change of the PowerPivot’s data connection so that the SQL would change into “SELECT

WHERE Subsdiary
= 'selected subsidiary'”.

The Excel 2013 has Model class that should manage the PowerPivot data sources. The object explorer shows CreateModelWorkbookConnection method, but I can't figure out the VBA syntax.

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Power Pivot :: Building A Model Based On Multinational Model With Different Languages?

Oct 19, 2015

I need to develop a language specific dwh, meaning that descriptions of products are available from a SAP system in multiple languages. English is the most important language and that is the standard. But, there are also requirements of countries that wants productdescriptions in their language. 

Productnr Productdesc Language
1            product       EN
1            produkt       DE

One option is to column the descriptions, but that is not very elegantly. I was thinking of using bridge tables to model this but you have to always select a language in a filter (I think)..

I'm thinking of a technical solution, such that when a user logs on, the language is determined and a view determines whether to pick a certain product table specific for a certain language. But then I don't have the opportunity to interchange the different language specific fields in a report (or in my case PowerPivot).

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Power Pivot :: Auto Refresh Excel Table (Not Pivot Table) Using Data Source

Jul 8, 2015

Is it possible to generate automatic refresh of excel 2013 table which displays some table of a power pivot model on file open?? I dont want to use pivottable (which supports this ...)

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Power Pivot :: Error When Updating From Power Query Source

Jun 11, 2015

When updating a Power Query Source in Power Pivot, I'm getting the following error message:

Basically saying that OLE DB or ODBC-error occured when:

- Connections have been imported from a different workbook or
- the workbook has been created in a newer Version of Excel

None of which is the case here. What can cause this?

System: Virtual machine (VMware) on Windows 2008 R2, Office 2010, 64bit, using temporary profile.

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Power Pivot :: Currency Symbol Dynamically Based On Column In Data-source?

Oct 15, 2015

Is it possible to include a currency symbol in an amount-field in PowerPivot/Pivottable based on a Currency column in a table? Something as the same as with SSAS MD. And I don't want fixed values in my code.

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Power Pivot :: How To Change / Edit Excel Workbook Data Connection String

May 28, 2014

One of my excel 2013 power pivot report was migrated from old server to new server after migration i changed the excel power pivot connection string to connect with new server but the workbook connections is still taking the old connection string of old server and there is no option of changing workbook connection string .

I am able to edit the powerpivot connection but workbook connections are not getting updated they are still taking old server connection string.

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Power Pivot :: Initiate Process Of Model In Gallery

Jul 8, 2015

Is there an open APISDK for sharepoint's power pivot galleries allowing on demand processing of a power pivot model over there? Ideally from a SSIS package?

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Power Pivot :: Why A Member From A Dimension Is Being Replace By Another (Tabular Model)

Aug 10, 2015

i have a model contains fact of account revenue , a time dimension and scd of account.

the scd (type 2) is changing when an account get a new color.

when i queries the model by PowerPivot i sometimes get wrong color for an account in a date priod , for example , I would expect to see color 3 for account 1 at 04-06-2010 , But instead I see  color 1 - as you can see in the picture bellow.



i process all , deploy , mark dim_time as date dim , and i still cant find the error.

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Power Pivot :: PowerView Error While Loading Model In SharePoint

Jun 24, 2015

I am getting this exception "An error occurred while loading the model for the item or data source '<filename.extension'>.  Verify that the connection information is correct and that you have permissions to access the data source."" when I click in Power View icon in Power Pivot Gallery SharePoint.I tried steps mention this TechNet article but the issue is still not resolved.URL...

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Power Pivot :: Rename Fieldname From Model To Different Presented Name For End User?

Jun 22, 2015

Is it possible to rename a field-name from ( tabular powerpivot ) model to a different Presented-name for the end user ?

usualy the names in the source model are Understandable to the developer , and its Custom to his understanding and nees , but for the end user its not - its not understandable , to long and so far form the regular terms in his Business , and also the language Might be non-English..

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Power Pivot :: Connecting To A Tabular Model - Combining With Excel Calculations

Jun 16, 2015

how to combine measures and fields coming from an analytical model (tabular) along with some Excel calculations. Basically I want to provide users with a simple report (to be displayed in SharePoint Excel services) containing charts and slicers. The data comes from a tabular model, and most of the calculations are in the model as well.However there is some little tweaking that must be done. For example I might need additional calculated columns, but I don't feel the need to modify the tabular model for that. I was wondering if I could do this within Excel as well -- but without having to bring all the data through a pivot table, then manipulate it and then show it on the report. So to be clear I do not want any pivot tables lying around, even if on a hidden sheet.

I noticed that when selecting a pivot chart in Excel, at the ribbon menu under "PIVOTCHART TOOLS"/"ANALYSE" there is a group of buttons named "Calculations". One of them is named OLAP Tools.Is it fair to assume that these options will allow me to create new measures at the Excel side, without affecting my tabular model?

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Power Pivot :: Accumulative Change For Index

May 13, 2015

I am tracking FX changes for USD Vs other currencies. I want to allow my users to choose a Start date and an End date and see the accumulative % Change for the index in a line chart (baseline set as Start date). Additional Q - I prefer the dates slicer to be from "Timeline" type instead of 2 regular slicers. 

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Power Pivot :: Change Y Axis Scale In PowerView

Aug 20, 2015

I created the below graph in PowerView. The Y axis shows values in % but I want to change this to millions. How do I do this?The Y axis value is the result of a calculation that is formatted as currency in the PowerPivot Manager.

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Power Pivot :: Force Measure To Be Visible For All Rows In Pivot Table Even When There Is No Data?

Oct 13, 2015

Can I force the following measure to be visible for all rows in a pivot table?

Sales Special Visibility:=IF(
        VALUES(dimSalesCompanies[SalesCompany]) = "Sales"

FYI, I also have other measures as well in the pivot table that I don't want to affect.

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Power Pivot :: Running Total For Hours Resetting On Change Of Field?

Oct 23, 2015

I have a table called PJLabDet.Total_Hrs which is the sum of hours of 7 days.

I would like to get a running total for this field which would reset when my group (called PJLabDat.pjt_entity) changes.

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Power Pivot :: Show Images In Power View With Power Query On Excel Desktop Version / Office 365

Aug 2, 2015

I am trying to show images in a product listing in power view.I work with an excel 2013 desktop version based on an office 365 pro account.I did the following steps:

import of an excel file with an article list via power query and loading the data to the data model import jpg images from a folder via power query, setting content as binary type and loading the data to the data modellinking both tables in power pivot--> manage via the image namesetting the table behavior for the images table under power pivot --> manage --> Advanced (e.g. Default Image: Content)opening power view and building article cards with article number and imageProblem: only a camera icon shows up in power view

Is there a solution with a desktop version?Can I use my Office 365 Pro account to make it work? How?Why is there no solution showing images in a pivot table?Link to Dropbox with power pivot files 

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Power Pivot :: Pivot Table Loses Text Wrapping For Text Data Upon Refresh

Apr 29, 2015

I have a pivot table that connects to our data warehouse via a PowerPivot connection.  The data contains a bunch of comment fields that are each between 250 and 500 characters.  I've set the columns in this pivot table to have the 'Wrap Text' set to true so that the user experience is better, and they can view these comment fields more clearly.

However, whenever I refresh the data, the text wrapping un-sets itself.  Interestingly, the 'Wrap Text' setting is still enabled, but I have to go and click it, then click it again to actually wrap the text.  This is very burdensome on the user, and degrading the experience.

Any way to make this text wrapping stick so that I don't have to re-set it every time I refresh the data?

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Power Pivot :: External Access To Data Sets In The Data Catalog?

Apr 23, 2015

I'm currently working on a BI architecture for a customer, and consider to propose the Power BI data catalog as a data distribution layer. The customer will use Power BI, but also has other BI tools.

Are data sets in the data catalog available to other clients than Power Query alone? E.g. are there OData feed endpoints available? If not, what would be the best way to give other tools access to the data?

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Power Pivot :: Merging Static Excel Data With Dynamic Data?

Aug 19, 2015

I have some data in Excel - sheet1 which would be static.

Now I need to import data from SQL Server (using a query) and Union above static data with this SQL data and later I will have to create PowerPivot table in Sheet2.

Which is suitable option for me to import data from SQL to excel as I see "From SQL Server" option under "Data" and "Power Query" tab as well.

How to merge above SQL data with existing static data?

(SQL Server 2012)

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Power Pivot :: User Name For Data Connection?

Jun 8, 2015

I am connecting to an Access data source which is password protected. But when I set up the connection in PowerPivot what User name do I need to use for the connection. I have tried various log on user names but non have worked.

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Power Pivot :: Using Data From Slicers In DAX Calculation

May 13, 2015

I have a formula that should use data from 2 slicers:

Spend per period (changing currencies & dates):=[Spend per period]*CALCULATE([Sum of Value],FILTER(Currency,Currency[Date]=[End Date]),FILTER(Currency,Currency[Attribute]=CurrencySlicer[Attribute]))

I managed to link the [End Date] from the slicer to the formula, however the [Attribute] field is not numeric so I can't duplicate the same methodology. 

{FYI:    End Date:=LASTDATE('Finish Date Slicer'[Column1])    }

I assume that I need to build a formula to extract the data chosen in the slicer, and can't connect it directly to the slicer. 

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Power Pivot :: Show All Categories Even If There Is No Data

Jul 22, 2015

I have a powerpivot table which groups customers into ranges of sales figures. When I use a slicer to slice by region, I lose some of the ranges because they contain no data. I need them to show up even if there is no data. I've checked all of the boxes to "Show items with no data on columns (and Rows). But this has no effect. I created a measure using the following formula which also has no effect.


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Power Pivot :: Dates MTD Function And No Row Data

Oct 20, 2015

I have a DATESMTD function which is not working.  This is what is happening, if there is no row data for the month it creates a month to date total similar to the year to date total instead of zero.  See below my formula:

MTDSUM:=CALCULATE(SUM('Combined Years Dataset'[Net]),DATESMTD('Combined Years Dataset'[Period2]),'Date'[date])

Period 2 is a column with dates (end of monthdates) in a table called Combined Years Dataset.

So, if I have $200.00 data for Aug and no data for Sept, the system puts in 200.00 as the month to date  for Sept instead of zero.  What can I do to make the system insert zero in the month to date column instead of the $200.00.  What am I doing wrong in the formula.

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Power Pivot :: Comparing YTD Data To Average Of Data In Last 6 Months

Jun 9, 2015

I am trying to build various reports that compares data over time. I have one that measures Year Over Year % difference for number of incoming projects. I managed to do that easily by calculating the following

YTDProjects:=if(ISBLANK(SUM('TrendData'[Projects])),blank(),CALCULATE(SUM('TrendData '[Projects]),DATESYTD(CalendarDate[FullDate])))
PYProjects:=if(ISBLANK(SUM('TrendData'[Projects])),blank(),CALCULATE(sum('TrendData '[Projects]),SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(DATESYTD(CalendarDate[FullDate]))))
YoYPercProjects:=IF([PYProjects]=0, BLANK(), [YoYDifference]/[PYProjects])

Where Projects is the metric in question, TrendData is the table that contains project data and CalendateDate is the Date Table. But now I am trying to compare the same YTD projects data to number of projects that came in the last 6 months. How do our projects compare to average number of projects that came in last 6 month period.

I tried the the DATEADD function instead but got no luck and data came out wrong!


For some reason, this also returns blank in my model:


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Power Pivot :: Create Power View Report - Button Does Not Show Up For Some Reports

Nov 3, 2015

I have several reports in a Power View Gallery. In Gallery view, most of the reports show the "Open New Excel Workbook", the "Create Power View Report", and the "Manage Data Refresh" buttons on the right side of the report list. Why would some reports not have these buttons available? In the attached image you can see one report with the buttons and one without the buttons.

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Power Pivot :: Power Query Error Expression / Cannot Convert The Value To Type Text

Jul 20, 2015

I've imported a number of excel sheets into a Power Query Table. All seems to appear ok until I load the data. Of the 15k rows around 2k have a similar error where it cannot convert an integer to type string as below example

Expression.Error: We cannot convert the value 40 to type Text.

The columns in question are all of integer type, I've looked through the M query and there is no conversion to string taking placeThe values where we don't get the error are also integers hence the intriguing question is why does the error occur on a subset and not the others. I suspect there is a limit to the number of errors also somewhere internally M query is converting the column to text for some reason.

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Power Pivot :: IF In Power Query Statement - Converting Text To Numbers

Nov 18, 2015

Slow loading issue with an if statement. In the raw data the field [Location] is a text field e.g. 0010. I have a parameterised query that get a Location_Value from Excel and passes it to the PQ query using:

#"Filtered Rows1" = Table.SelectRows(#"Removed Other Columns", each ([SalesMode] = 0) and ([SalesType] = 0) and ([Location] = Location_Value))

This works fine if you chose a single location.  However I wanted to be able to select all locations and text is horrible to work with so in PQ I used the change type function to change the location column into whole numbers. I changed excel to also pass a number as Location_Value.   I was therefore surprised when the same query took 2.5 times longer to refresh????

My PQ now looks like this

  #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Removed Other Columns",{{"Location", Int64.Type}}),
    #"Filtered Rows1" = Table.SelectRows(#"Changed Type", each ([SalesMode] = 0) and ([SalesType] = 0) and ([Location] = Location_Value))

I'm wondering if I need to do something to the ([Location] = Location_Value) bit as maybe it still thinks [Loation] is text and it is trying to compare it to a number. I st assumed the step above meant that [Location] was now a number, but maybe you still have wrap it with some kind of VALUES or TEXT function?

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