Exercise: Create a hierarchy by quadrant, region, town, centre and store

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Category ==> SSAS - tabular  (29 exercises)
Topic ==> Hierarchies  (1 exercise)
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, tblQuadrant, tblRegion, tblSpecies, tblStore, tblTown, tblTransaction.  Delete any measures already created.

The rest of this exercise follows on the next page!

Use the RELATED function to bring all of your hierarchy columns into the Store table, then create a hierarchy called Geography and use it to create the following pivot table:

Tidy pivot table field list The pivot table expanded

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 Hierarchical, and save your workbook with the same file name. 

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