Using SharePoint List Data in PowerPivot
SQL Server Technical Article
Writer: Uday S. Unni
Technical Reviewers: John Hancock, Kasper de Jonge, Maxim Lukiyanov
Published: June 2011
Applies to: SQL Server 2008 R2
Summary: One of the many features of Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot is the range of data sources that can be used to import data. Anything, from Microsoft SQL Server relational databases, Oracle databases, and Microsoft Access databases, to text documents, can be used as data sources in PowerPivot. In this paper, I explain one of the new and upcoming data sources that people are excited about – SharePoint list data in the form of Atom feeds. This white paper goes on to explain the different ways you can import SharePoint list data into PowerPivot, what types of lists are supported, various components that need to be installed to use this feature, and where to get those components.