Exercise: Use CALCULATE with filters to pick out 2 data points

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Category ==> PowerPivot 2010  (26 exercises)
Topic ==> FILTER and CALCULATE  (8 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
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Your manager wants to compare reptile sales for Bluewater store - A with amphibian sales for Bluewater store - B.  Who are you to argue?  Create a pivot table which does the job:

Pivot table comparing two measures

A pivot table to do the job, containing two measures.

 

Create a simple pivot table just to check that your figures are correct:

Pivot table checking data

Reptile sales for Bluewater store - A are looking good ...

Save this workbook as Managers - who would have them, then close it down.

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