Exercise: Use SamePeriodPreviousYear and DateAdd Functions

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Category ==> PowerPivot 2010  (26 exercises)
Topic ==> Date calculations  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
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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).

Create the following pivot table:

Total sales by product

If  you select 2011 in the year slicer, you should see the figures shown. Use the SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR function to get last year's total sales, and the DATEADD function to get those for two years ago.

 

Save this as What happened in 2011, and close it down.

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