Powerpivot distribution by Zone/Area - security options


New Member
Jul 30, 2016
I am new to powerpivots. I have an Excel report with Data Model that I am looking to distribute to different Zone owners. There are 7 Zones, and the source data has all of them.

How do I limit the report that I distribute only to one Zone since I do not want other Zone owners to see other zones. Is there a way to lock the data model to just one zone without implementing any type of security? I have no problem saving 7 separat files, I just do not want to mess with the source data.

I have been googling, but could not find anything. Any ideas would be appreciated - locking the pivots to show only one Zone, filtering/locking data model to one zone.

The only option I see now is splitting the source data, creating multiple templates by Zone and linking them to the Zone specific worksheets. :confused:

Thank you!



Active Member
Apr 17, 2015
Pretty sure no row level security in Power Pivot. Think you may be stuck with 7 different files. Just filter the data when you pull it in with Power Query.

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