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§ What is a PivotTable?
§ A PivotTable report is an interactive table that automatically extracts, organizes, and summarizes data.
§ PivotTables allow you to summarize and analyze large amounts of data in excel.
§ PowerPivot allows you to connect to Tables, Views or write a query to pull data into a list from multiple sources
§ What is required to install PowerPivot for Excel?
§ Microsoft Office 2010 and the add on PowerPivot for Excel
§ What is required to deploy Excel PowerPivot reports to SharePoint?
§ SharePoint 2010 SP1, Windows®2008 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008, Office 2010, PowerPivot and Power View software
§ Download Powerpivot from the Microsoft site
§ It is an Add in that self installs when you open Excel.
§ Open Excel
§ Create a new Blank Workbook
§ Row Fields are fields from the source data that are assigned to a row layout in a PivotTable.
§ Column Fields are fields from the source data that are assigned to a column layout.
§ Report Filters are fields from the source data that act as filters in a PivotTable report
§ Items are the subcategories of a row, column, or report filter.
§ Values Fields are fields from the source data that contain values to be summarized.
§ The Data Area is the range of cells in a PivotTable report that contains summarized data.
§ Components of PowerPivot for SharePoint
Client and server components integrate with Excel and Excel Services in a SharePoint farm.
On a SharePoint farm, Analysis Services runs on an application server where it is paired with related services that handle requests for PowerPivot data.
§ PowerPivot client and server components
PowerPivot Web service runs on a web application server.
It redirects requests from the web application to a PowerPivot System Service instance in the farm.
An Analysis Service server instance in SharePoint integrated mode completes the deployment. It loads, queries, and unloads data.
It also processes data if the workbook is configured for PowerPivot data refresh.