View Full Version : PowerPivot Relationship Trouble

2015-01-22, 05:35 PM
I'm having trouble getting started with relationships in PowerPivot. I've created a dimension table and a fact table and put those in the data model. I linked the many-to-one relationship, but when I create the Pivot table and drag in fields from the dimension and the fact table, the summed dollar values from the dimension table are always displayed as totals. I expect them to be filtered by the dimension attributes. Perhaps someone can point me to a simple example or perhaps someone is aware of a bug or common issue that I'm missing. If I could post attachments here I would love to share and get your thoughts on where I'm going wrong.

Bob Phillips
2015-01-22, 05:42 PM
The form accepts attachments, click the 'Go Advanced'button, and I think we would need to see the workbook. Mention if it is 2013 or 2010.

2015-01-22, 06:18 PM
This is for Excel 2013. I hadn't noticed the advanced button with the attachments option. Unfortunately, the upload isn't working for me yet...still trying

2015-01-22, 07:13 PM
Ok, here's the file I'm having trouble with. In the Pivot Table sheet, I have the pivot table on the left. To the right is the my desired output.

2015-01-22, 09:17 PM
Any ideas, Excel Gurus? I know you can help me figure this out.

2015-01-22, 11:39 PM
Excel 2013 Pro Plus
I recommend this book, for the basics:
Microsoft Excel 2013, Building Data Models with PowerPivot
by Ferrari & Marco
Here is your redone file:

2015-01-23, 09:51 PM
Herbds7, thanks so much!! That's the piece I was missing. I didn't understand that I needed to pull the dollars value into the fact table with the related() function. That's exactly what I needed. You rock!!! Thanks also for the recommended reading.