Exercise: Compare year-to-date for this year and previous year

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Category ==> PowerPivot 2010  (26 exercises)
Topic ==> Date calculations  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
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Good luck!  To start, if you haven't already done so run the script in the above folder to generate the MAM database (not for commercial use or copying).

Connect to tables as follows:

Some of the table relationships

Most of the tables and relationships are as normal, but each region's RegionManagerId must tie in to the value of the StaffId field in the Staff table.  You'll also need the store, point-of-sale, transaction and calendar tables.

The company manager wants to be able to compare year-to-date figures for 2010 for the various regional managers against the year-to-date figures for the corresponding previous period.  Your task is to create these figures! 

Here's what Wise Owl think the final answer should look like:

YTD figures compared

The figures for the first couple of regional managers ...

You should find the DATESYTD function useful, as shown in the manual.

Save this workbook as The full Monty, and close it down.

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