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Exercise: Show total sales with the figures for the previous 2 quarters
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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. Also if you haven't already done so, run the spCreateCalendarTable stored procedure to create a calendar table.
In a new workbook, create a suitable data model, and from this create a pivot table showing total quantities sold by year/quarter and quadrant:
You'll need to import the tables tblCalendar, tblCentre, tblPos, tblQuadrant, tblRegion, tblStore, tblTown and tblTransaction!
Create two new calculated fields as follows:
|Name||What it calculates|
|Same period last year||Total quantity sold for the same period in the previous year, using the SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR function.|
|Two quarters ago||Total quantity sold for the corresponding dates two quarters ago, using DATEADD.|
Show these in your pivot table:
Check back to the original pivot table in the exercise - you should satisfy yourself that the figures shown are correct.
Save this workbook as Annus horribilis, then close it down.