SSAS - tabular | Calculated columns exercise | Use the RELATED function to create the perfect data model

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Software ==> SSAS - tabular  (30 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Calculated columns  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> SSAS training
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Create a new project called Relations, and for the data model import the following tables:

  • tblCentre
  • tblPurchase
  • tblRegion
  • tblTown

Within the purchases table, use the RELATED function to bring in the centre, town and region name for each purchase, and use this to create a pivot table with a perfect data model:

Data model

You should also create and rename two measures: one to give the count of the purchase id, the other to give the sum of the quantity.


Use this data model to create your final pivot table:

The final pivot table

The final pivot table.

Save your workbook as Good relations, then close it down.

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