Exercise: Report on a cube, grouping sales by centre, with outlining

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Category ==> Report Builder 3.0  (42 exercises)
Topic ==> Grouping  (4 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.

Now create a new report based on this cube, with a dataset showing the average price for 6th March 2014:

Sales by product and centre

You'll need to apply a filter to say that the transaction date must equal 2014-03-06.


Create a grouped table to show this data, to look something like this:

Grouped table

You should group the data by the centre, and show the average price in the group footer.


Now add outlining so that you can expand or collapse individual centres:

Report with grouping

Initially you should see just the centres displayed.


You can expand any centre to show its sales:

Expanded outlining

Here we've chosen to see the Priory Square figures.


Save this report as Let it be, then close it down. 

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