Exercise: Use CALCULATE to show quadruped sales as a % of total sales

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Category ==> SSAS - tabular  (29 exercises)
Topic ==> Measures  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
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

Again if you haven't already done so, create a new project called BaseModel, and import the following tables: tblAnimal, tblCentre, tblCentreType, tblPos, tblProduct, tlbQuandrant, tblRegion, tblSpecies, tblStore, tblTown, tblTransaction

Use the CALCULATE function to create the following measures:

Name What it shows
Total Qty The total quantity of goods sold for the current filter context
QuadPercent The percentage this constitutes of the total for quadrupeds

You should now be able to show the following pivot table:

Percent of total sales

The pivot table shows the total quantity sold for each cell's filter context, together witih the percentage this constitutes of the total for four-legged animals.

Now create (and show in your pivot table) another measure which shows [total sales for the current filter context] as a percentage of [total sales for the current filter context, but for all leg types]:

Percentage of total

Reassuringly, the total for any quadrant is 100%. Quadrupeds constitute just over half the total for each quadrant.

If you want to keep a copy of what you've done, use DAX Editor to create a copy of your measures with extension .dax called Four legs good, and save your workbook with the same file name.

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