This article will explain the best way to import financial data for analysis in Magento BI.
A two-dimensional “crosstab” data table is often the format used for financial data. With values categorized by labels in both columns and rows, this type of layout might be easy to view with human eyes and spreadsheet tools, but it isn’t very friendly to databases.
To import and analyze this data in Magento BI, the table must be “flattened” into a one-dimensional list. When flattened, each data value is categorized by multiple labels that are all in a single row, where each row is unique or would have a unique identifier (i.e. a primary key column).
Here’s how to flatten a two-dimensional table using an Excel pivot table:
That's it! The data table has been converted to a list format, preserving all of its original information, and can now be imported to Magento BI for analysis.