SSAS - multidimensional | MDX Expressions exercise | Conditionally format sales

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Software ==> SSAS - multidimensional  (21 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2008 R2 and later
Topic ==> MDX Expressions  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> SSAS training
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Create a new cube (and its associated dimensions) or amend an existing one to get a base cube showing sales by year and month.

If yoiu're using Analysis Services 2012 or later, you'll need to analyse your cube in Excel to see a pivot-table-style view of it similar to the one shown above.

Add a calculation to your cube so that periods whose sales do not exceed those for the previous period are shown shaded:

SSAS Analysis Services exercise - MDX Expressions (image 1)

Bad months or years are shown shaded in blue

You need to create another measure (called SalesFormatted say) based on the original sales value, but with a BACK_COLOR set to the results of a WHEN clause using a PrevMember function!

Optionally, copy the MDX expression you've created into a new SQL Server Management Studio query, and then save it as Some you lose.mdx.

Close down all open windows.

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