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SSAS - MULTIDIMENSIONAL EXERCISES
SSAS - multidimensional | MDX Expressions exercise | Show for each animal how compares with owls sales
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Create a new cube (with associated dimensions) or open an existing one.
Amend the cube so that it shows:
- Total sales
- What the total sales are for the Owl animal group for the same year, month or date
- The difference between sales and your owl benchmark
This calculation should only display at the [Animal Id] level of the Classification hierarchy of the Product dimension.
Here's what your final answer could look like:
You can only see figures at the Animal ID level of the hierarchy
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.
Optionally, copy the MDX expression you've created into a new SQL Server Management Studio query, and then save it as Pointless data comparison.mdx.
Close down all open windows.