WISE OWL EXERCISES
SSAS - MULTIDIMENSIONAL EXERCISES
SSAS - multidimensional | MDX Expressions exercise | Show month to date or year to date
This exercise is provided to allow potential course delegates to choose the correct Wise Owl Microsoft training course, and may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any format without the prior written consent of Wise Owl.
You can learn how to do this exercise on the relevant Wise Owl classroom training course (sadly for the moment only in the UK).
You need a minimum screen resolution of about 700 pixels width to see our exercises. This is because they contain diagrams and tables which would not be viewable easily on a mobile phone or small laptop. Please use a larger tablet, notebook or desktop computer, or change your screen resolution settings.
Create a new cube (with associated dimensions) or open an existing one.
Create a measure called PeriodToDate which shows:
- the year-to-date figure if the granularity level is by year; or
- the month-to-date figure otherwise (use the MTD function)
Your final cube could look something like this:
The cube uses a different calculation for the year and month levels
If yoiu're using Analysis Services 2012 or later, you'll need to analyse your cube in Excel to see pivot-table-style views similar to the ones shown in this exercise.
Optionally, copy the MDX expression you've created into a new SQL Server Management Studio query, and then save it as YTD or MTD.
Close down all open windows.