WISE OWL EXERCISES
SSAS - TABULAR EXERCISES
- Creating a data model (2)
- Excel pivot tables (1)
- PowerView (2)
- Power BI Desktop overview (1)
- Other data sources (1)
- Calculated columns (4)
- Measures (3)
- Changing query context (2)
- The EARLIER Function (1)
- DAX queries (3)
- Date calculations (3)
- Hierarchies (1)
- KPIs (2)
- Perspectives (1)
- Prototyping using PowerPivot (1)
- Security (2)
SSAS - tabular | Date calculations exercise | Create year-to-date and quarter-to-date cumulative figures
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- Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
- Execute this script.
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Import the tblCalendar table if you haven't already done so, and create a relationship via the purchase date column:
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:
Don't forget to mark the calendar table as a date table.
Save this workbook as Quarter given, then close it down.