Experiences with SAP Gateway

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Using Gateway data in Excel 2010 PowerPivot

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I thought I would quickly show how to use PowerPivot in Excel with data from SAP Netweaver Gateway.

PowerPivot is a free add-in to the 2010 version of the spreadsheet application Microsoft Excel. It extends the capabilities of the PivotTable data summarisation and cross-tabulation feature by introducing the ability to import data from multiple sources. As such, PowerPivot falls under Microsoft’s Business Intelligence offering, complementing it with its self-service, in-memory capabilities [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPivot]

To start with you need to download and install the PowerPivot add-in, you can find it at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/powerpivot.aspx

Once installed, open up Excel and click PowerPivot tab then PowerPivot Window.

Choose Get External Data -> From Data Feeds

Enter the connection details

Press Advanced button to enter authentication details

Select and import the tables you want to use

Then Create Relationships between the tables

Select PivotTable -> Chart and Table (Horizontal)

From there you can drag the fields you want for the axis and values, in this example Products by count of Orders

This shows how simple it is to start, now you can go further and add slicers and filters etc. or add data from other sources.

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Written by rsol1

April 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

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  1. Cool! SAP Gateway powers self-service BI 🙂

    lstak

    April 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm


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