Struggling with Basic relationship joins

malraff

New Member
hi

i have 2 really simple data models

data set 1

Code
1
2
3

data set 2

TopLevel desc
1 apple
2 banana
3 Carrot


i join the 2 table with a relationship Code = Toplevel, i have no duplicates

but when i use a pivot table to show the data i get

Code Desc
1 apple
banana
Carrot
2 apple
Banana
Carrot


im obviously missing something obvious to a trained eye?

any ideas?

mal
 

Matt Allington

MrExcel MVP
You only have 1 data model but 2 tables.

A pivot table is a tool to aggregate date, not a query tool. If you want to use a pivot table, you need a measure too. You could simply drag desc to values as well as rows
 

malraff

New Member
You only have 1 data model but 2 tables.

A pivot table is a tool to aggregate date, not a query tool. If you want to use a pivot table, you need a measure too. You could simply drag desc to values as well as rows
hi Matt, thanks for reply
i know i am am trying to use power pivot as a db, which would be nice for me in this instance
desc is a text field (description), if i put it in as a value then it wants to count/sum etc the field? where as i just want the text shown

mal
 

Matt Allington

MrExcel MVP
What version of Excel do you have? If you have Excel 2016, you can write this measure.

=concatonatex(values(table2[Desc]),table2[desc],", ")

if it is 2010/13 you can write this measure

=if(hasonevalue(values(table2[Desc])),values(table2[Desc]),"Multiple Results")
 

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