Occasionally you might want to create a pivot table from files where you can't use keys to join the tables. Maybe you have workbooks for different years' sales data, or budget data from several departments.
In this example, we'll combine data from two Excel files. The files have different data, but an identical structure -- sales data for the East and West regions. In this case, we can't use a key to connect the tables; instead, we want to create one combined table from all the data. The following technique allows you to import more than a million records from Excel, despite the fact that one worksheet can only contain up to 1,, rows.
The key to combining data from identical files is to start by creating a workbook connection, before you launch Power Pivot.
Join two or more tables in Excel with Power Query
If you're using Vista or Windows 7, you'll see a Ribbon instead. Now that the first table has been imported, you can change its properties, to combine it with data from the second table.
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Note : The SQL query string can also be edited in the Excel workbook connection window, but there's no Validate feature there:. Now that the data from the two files are combined, you can create a pivot table from the combined data.
Here's the pivot table that was created from the combined data, with columns for the East and West regions. Note: your email address is not published. Signup for our newsletter.
ciachighyla.tk I have read the privacy statement and understand I may unsubscribe at any time. Why is my 'Switch To' drop-down box greyed out on 'Table Preview'?
I am therefore not enabled to select 'query Editor'. IS there any way to union tables from different kind of datasources.
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