Exercise: Show if you are within a whisker of your KPI

This exercise is provided to allow potential course delegates to choose the correct Wise Owl Microsoft training course, and may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any format without the prior written consent of Wise Owl.

The answer to the exercise will be included and explained if you attend the Wise Owl course listed below!

Category ==> SSAS - tabular  (29 exercises)
Topic ==> KPIs  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> SSAS - Tabular Model
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).

You need a minimum screen resolution of about 700 pixels width to see our exercises. This is because they contain diagrams and tables which would not be viewable easily on a mobile phone or small laptop. Please use a larger tablet, notebook or desktop computer, or change your screen resolution settings.

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

Use an existing model or create a new one to link together the transaction, pos and calendar tables. 

The aim of this exercise is to create the following pivot table:

Pivot table with KPIs

Our target is that each quarter's sales should be at least 99% (and ideally 100% or more) of the previous quarter's sales.

To get this to work, create two measures:

Measure What it will calculate
Total qty The total sales quantity for any filter context.
Previous quarter The total sales quantity for the previous quarter (use CALCULATE and DATEADD to go back 1 quarter in time).

Turn the first measure into a KPI with the second measure as your target, setting 99% and 100% as your thresholds.

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 King Prawn Indian, and save your workbook with the same file name.

This page has 0 threads Add post