Exercise: Create a matrix with subtotals, based on a cube

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Category ==> Report Builder 3.0  (42 exercises)
Topic ==> Matrices  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
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 dataset consisting of two dimensions and one measure:

Dataset for report

The columns in your dataset should look like this.

 

Now create a matrix based on this dataset to show the number of transactions for each species and quadrant:

Matrix of data

Add subtotals at the bottom of your matrix.

 

Save this report as The Matrix, then close it down. 

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