Exercise: Create a table on a cube, applying filters and sorting

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Category ==> Report Builder 3.0  (42 exercises)
Topic ==> Tables  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Report Builder
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If you haven't already done so, restore the database in the above folder into Analysis Services in Management Studio (not for copying or commercial use).  The database should contain 3 dimensions and one cube called MAM.

Create a new report based on a dataset which only shows the number of transactions (and quantity of items bought) for:

  • Stores in the North-West region;
  • Pingu products; and
  • Sales made in March 2014.

Here's the data you should see if you apply these 4 filters correctly (region, product, year and month):

Filtered dataset

If you apply the 3 filters correctly, this is the data you should see.


Use this to create a report, with the towns sorted in reverse alphabetical order:

Transactions by town

You should also include a subtotal for the quantity of items bought, as shown here.


You need to edit the tablix properties for the report to change the sort order.

Save this report as Pingu, then close it down. 

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