Exercise: Show sales as a proportion of the total for the South

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Category ==> PowerPivot 2010  (26 exercises)
Topic ==> FILTER and CALCULATE  (8 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> PowerPivot / Excel Power BI
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If you've just created a workbook called Four legs good, open this up; otherwise, you'll need to create a new data model.  You may first need to run the script in the above folder to generate the MAM database (not for commercial use or copying).

The aim of this exercise is to create the following pivot table:

Percentages of South sales

Each percentage shows the ratio of sales for the current filter context to total sales for the South quadrant.

It makes sense that the selected figure should be the only one to be exactly 100%, as this is the only cell containing total sales for the South quadrant.

To get this to work, the first thing you should do is to create a new calculated column in the transactions table, using the RELATED function:

The quadrant column

Get the quadrant to appear for each transaction.


You should now be able to create and display the percentage share measure:

The relative to South measure

To get this to work, use ALL to refer to all of the transactions, then filter this to show only those for which the quadrant is South.


When you've got this working, save this workbook as Enough Orwellia, and close it down.

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