Exercise: Use the RANKX function to order sales by animal

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Category ==> Power BI - Excel 2013  (25 exercises)
Topic ==> More advanced DAX functions  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> PowerPivot / Excel Power BI
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If you haven't already done so, run the SQL script in the above folder (copying and commercial use prohibited) to generate a database called MAM

Create a new workbook, and within this a data model looking something like this: 

The product data model

Your data model doesn't have to look exactly like this, but should include these tables.

Now create a calculated field to rank the number of transactions by animal, with the lowest-selling animal first, and show this in a pivot table:

Sales by animal

If you haven't covered the RANKX function, you'll need to read the chapter in your courseware manual to do this.


Save this workbook as That was rank, and close it down.

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