Is it possible to connecting PowerPivot data from another Excel file?

toblju

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Hi, I wonder if it is possible to connecting PowerPivot data from another Excel file? I have a file DATA.xlsx which contains loads of PowerPivot data. Then I have a file for reporting (REPORT.xlsx). In this file I would like to grab values from the PowerPivot model in DATA.xlsx with using cube Formulas. Is that possible? How do I name the Connection in the cube formula?
 

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I believe you would need Excel Services or SharePoint (2013?) to connect to an outside data model. I don't think you can do it one Excel file to another, but I could very well be wrong. I'm not sure why you wouldn't just do this within the same file though. You might be able to just create an offline cube file of your data though. See here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/about-offline-cube-files-HP005247908.aspx. And look here for working with offline cubes: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/work-with-offline-cube-files-HP010087040.aspx.
 
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