SSAS - tabular | Changing query context exercise | Use VALUES to compare data in or not in the Land environment

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Software ==> SSAS - tabular  (30 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Changing query context  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> SSAS - Tabular Model
Before you can do this exercise, you'll need to download and unzip this file (if you have any problems doing this, click here for help). Once you've done this:
  1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
  2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
  3. Execute this script.

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If you haven't already done so, create a new project called BaseModel, and import the following tables: tblCentre, tblCentreType, tblEnvironment, tblFamily, tblHabitat, tblProduct, tblPurchase, tblRegion and tblTown

The aim of this exercise is to create the following pivot table, showing the total quantity of sales for land and non-land environments:

VALUES function

The pivot table divides spending into Land and other environments.

 

To do this, create two measures:

Name What it shows
Non-terrestrial Calculates the total quantity of purchases, but excluding the Land environment.
Terrestrial Does the same thing, but only for the Land environment.

You'll need to use the VALUES function, otherwise Excel will remove any constraint by environment, rather than modifying it.

Save your workbook as Happy landings, then close it down.

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