problem with sorting data before importing into PP RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Good day!

    Having been told we should
    sorting data before importing into PowerPivot I tried many times but without
    complete result

    My fact table is 2 mln rows
    (MS Access) and it has sorting table properties, after importing no sorting in

    Trying import not from table but from query in this DB with sorting in the query. It produces some sorting in PowerPivot but not complete set

    Trying import from powerpivot query. It produces some sorting but not all rows

    I’ve got Contoso DB from http://powerpivotsdr.codeplex.com/releases/view/46355 and
    wrote a query to import DimDate table

    with this query

    SELECT [DimDate].* FROM [DimDate] Order By Datekey we get in first row: 01/07/05 (dd/mm/yy)

    and only with this query

    SELECT [DimDate].[Datekey] FROM [DimDate] Order By Datekey

    we get in first row: 01/01/05  (dd/mm/yy). It's right first date in this table

    Should it be so difficult? Is it really possible to import data with sorting into PowerPivot from Access DB?

    Thank you!


    Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:54 AM

All replies

  • Hi, how is the data populated in the date table? Is it monthwise ?

    Please vote as helpful or mark as answer, if it helps
    Cheers, Raunak | t: @raunakjhawar | My Blog

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:31 AM
  • Hi!

    Thank you for help! It's the Contoso DB from Microsoft, special for PowerPivot, including Time Intelligence functions!!!

    daywise, dateKey column, dimdate table

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:33 AM
  • Stotsky,

    Is this still an issue?

    Thank you!

    Ed Price, Power BI & SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Sunday, November 24, 2013 5:14 AM