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Excel PowerPivot linked to a datamodel with a calculated field



I have a powerpivot table that is linked to a datamodel that has a calculated field. I want to be able to filter by the calculated field before the data goes to the pivot table. Please could you tell me if this is possible?


Also I'd like to delete all data in the datamodel that is filtered out of the calculated field, to reduce the file size. Please could you tell me if this is possible?


Thank you,



Community Support
Community Support

Hi @PowerWhy ,


Currently, this is impossible. However, like SQL Server, you can enter the query statement in the following SQL statement before importing to achieve pre-filtering.

So you can import data into SQL Server first and then connect to Power BI.


In addition to pre-filtering through SQL satements, you can also use DirectQuery to reduce the anxiety caused by the size of the data model.

DirectQuery in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn





Best Regards,

Stephen Tao


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