Exercise: Create a multiple pie chart of sales by animal and month

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Category ==> SSAS - tabular  (29 exercises)
Topic ==> PowerView  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> SSAS - Tabular Model
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If you haven't already done so, run the SQL script in the above folder in SQL Server Management Studio to generate a database (not for commercial use or copying) called MAM.

Create a new project/model, and import into it the following tables:

  • tblAnimal
  • tblCentre
  • tblCentreType
  • tblPos
  • tblProduct
  • tblStore
  • tblTransaction

Add the following calculated columns to the Pos table:

Column Formula
MonthName =format([PosDate],"mm mmmm")
MonthNumber =month([PosDate])
YearNumber =year([PosDate])
   

Now go into Excel 2013, and create a data connection, displaying the data resulting from this in a Power View report. 

In this report, create the following chart:

Multiple pie chart

You'll need to add the following Power View filters: year = 2014, month <= 3, centre type is NOT shopping centre.

Save this workbooks as Pie fiesta, then close it and the project down.

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