Solved

PowerPivot loading data from the internet

Posted on 2011-02-23
1
391 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Just got PowerPivot last month. I heard lots of good things about it but I was particularly interested in its ability to load data from any websites, e.g. Federal Statistics, Census data, my roulette plays, etc.

Heard it was as easy as copy from the column headers and paste into the PowerPivot window. It doesn't work. Did I miss out anything?
0
Comment
Question by:nethermit
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
puppydogbuddy earned 250 total points
ID: 34965845
Did you place a checkmark in the box that says "Use the first row as column headers" at the bottom of the PowerPivot Paste Preview screen?  As long as the source data is in tabular format,  it should work.  You can see an example (currency exchange data) of how the copy/paste function works in PowerPivot formerly known as Gemini.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerpivot/archive/2009/10/13/copy-paste.aspx
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This code takes an Excel list of URL’s and adds a header titled “URL List”. It then searches through all URL’s in column “A”, looking for duplicates. When a duplicate is found, it is moved to the top of the list. The duplicate URL’s are then highlig…
In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use longer labels with horizontal bar charts instead of the vertical column chart.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question