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SSAS - MULTIDIMENSIONAL EXERCISES
SSAS - multidimensional | MDX Expressions exercise | Show month to date or year to date
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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.