SSAS - tabular | Date calculations exercise | Create year-to-date and quarter-to-date cumulative figures

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Software ==> SSAS - tabular  (30 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Date calculations  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> SSAS - Tabular Model
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  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

Import the tblCalendar table if you haven't already done so, and create a relationship via the purchase date column:

Relationship

Link the calendar and purchase tables together by the purchase date.

Create the following measures in the Purchase table:

Measure What it calculates
Purchases The number of purchases for the query context
Year to date The year-to-date cumulative total number of purchases
Quarter to date The quarter-to-date cumulative total number of purchases

Use these measures to show the following pivot table:

Pivot table

Don't forget to mark the calendar table as a date table.

 

Save this workbook as Quarter given, then close it down.

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