Exercise: Create an absolute KPI targeting 10% for the sales ratio for each product

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Category ==> SSAS - tabular  (29 exercises)
Topic ==> KPIs  (2 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

Use an existing model, or create a new project/model containing the product, transaction and pos tables, suitably linked together.

The aim of this exercise is to create an absolute KPI, showing for each product whether its proportion of total sales is 10% or more of the total.

There are 13 products in total, so it's mathematically impossible that each product should meet or exceed its KPI.  C'est la vie.

To get started, create the measures that you'll need:

Measure What it calculates
ThisProduct The total value of sales (price * quantity) for any query context.
AllProducts The total value of sales for any query context, but disregarding any product constraint (use CALCULATE combined with ALL).
Proportion The first measure divided by the second.

Create an absolute KPI for the Proportion measure: you're aiming for 10% (which you'll need to type in as 0.1), with thresholds of 0.08 and 0.09, to show:

Proportions in pivot table

The product managers for Crocky, Pingu and Simon should be congratulated for meeting their targets.

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 Absolutely Fab, and save your workbook with the same file name.

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