# Exercise: Show quarter-to-date figures for each environment

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 Category ==> Power BI - Excel 2016  (23 exercises) Topic ==> Date functions  (3 exercises) Level ==> Average difficulty Course ==> PowerPivot / Excel Power BI
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1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
3. Execute this script.

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Create a new workbook, and import the following tables into a PowerPivot data model:

The five tables you need to import (giving each a friendly name).

Create a relationship between the purchase date column in the Purchase table and the Calendar table's date key:

You can now summarise purchases by month, quarter or year of purchase.

Create a pivot table similar to the following:

Show total sales by quarter and environment for 2015.

You can find the timeline tool on the Analyze tab of the ribbon.

Use the TOTALQTD function to create a measure called Quarter-to-date to accumulate quarterly sales data, and show this instead of total sales:

Choose not to display pivot table subtotals, to get a tidier pivot table.

Save this workbook as Quarterback, then close it down.