Exercise: Cube showing filtered sales by region and species

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Category ==> SSAS - multidimensional  (21 exercises)
Topic ==> Basic Cubes  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> SSAS - Multidimensional
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Create a new project, and within this a data source view to include the following tables:

  • tblRegion
  • tblTown
  • tblCentre
  • tblStore (you'll need to create a relationship from this to the tblCentre table)
  • msrTransaction (you'll need to link this to the tblStore and tblProduct tables)
  • tblProduct
  • tblAnimal
  • tblSpecies

Create a named calculation called Sales within the transactions fact table, to equal price times quantity (and curse those lazy database administrators for not including it for you).

Create the following dimensions:

  • One called Products based on the tblProduct table, to include the SpeciesId attribute
  • One called Stores based on the tblStore table, to include the StoreId attribute

Create a cube showing sales by species and region, but excluding amphibians (no one likes them anyway):

SSAS Analysis Services exercise - Basic Cubes (image 1)

We've used the subcube pane to apply a filter, specifying that the species is not Amphibian

If yoiu're using Analysis Services 2012 or later, you'll need to analyse your cube in Excel to see a pivot-table-style view of it similar to the one shown above.

Save and close all open windows.

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