I have a lot of data I want to work with in PowerPivot 2013.
I'm not sure what approach would be the best to initially pull the data.
I have 3 databases on 2 servers.
Table company server Join Final join
Sales Header A A 1A Sales Header
Credit Header A A 1A Sales Header
Sales Header B A 2A Sales Header
Credit Header B A 2A Sales Header
Sales Header C B 3A Sales Header
Credit Header C B 3A Sales Header
Sales DETAIL A A 1B Sales Detail
Credit DETAIL A A 1B Sales Detail
Sales DETAIL B A 2B Sales Detail
Credit DETAIL B A 2B Sales Detail
Sales DETAIL C B 3B Sales Detail
Credit DETAIL C B 3B Sales Detail
I need 20-25 fields out of each table where there are 75-100 fields.
The Sales & Credit files need to be combined first to get all sales.
Then those combined for each company.
Should I build views 1st to combine the data in each company on each server?
Or a suggestion?
This is all new and I'm kind of jumping in with both feet, so please excuse if this seems like a simple question to you.