Exercise: Create a matrix based on SQL Server tables

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Category ==> Power BI Desktop  (26 exercises)
Topic ==> Basic reports  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> Power BI Desktop
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Create a new Power BI file, and run the SQL script in the above folder to generate the Make-a-Mammal database (there's obviously no need to do this if you already have it on your computer).

Now load the following tables:

Tables to load

Choose the tables shown to load into your model.

 

Hide columns and tables so that you see a tidier list of fields:

List of fields

This is what Microsoft call the "field well".

 

Create a matrix showing the average quantity sold by year/quarter and region:

Matrix of quantity

Note that the averages are formatted to two decimal places.

Save this Power BI file with the name That was easy, then exit this instance of Power BI Desktop.

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