Exercise: A cube bar chart showing transactions by animal / quadrant

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Category ==> Report Builder 3.0  (42 exercises)
Topic ==> Charts  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Report Builder
Before you can do this exercise, you'll need to download and unzip this file (if you have any problems doing this, click here for help).

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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 report charting the number of transactions by quadrant and animal:

Suggested chart

A suggestion for what your chart could look like.

If you want to reproduce this chart exactly, you'll need a 3-D stacked horizontal cylinder.

If you have a bit of spare time, you could always now create a custom colour palette to use your company or organisation's corporate colours:

Custom colour palette chart

The Wise Owl logo colours, for example (shame there are only two of them). Set the chart's Palette property to Custom for your colours to show up.

Save this report as QA transactions, then close it down.

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