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

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Software ==> SSAS - tabular  (29 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Date calculations  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> SSAS - Tabular Model
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If you haven't already done so, run the SQL script in the above folder in SQL Server Management Studio to generate a database (not for commercial use or copying) called MAM

Again if you haven't already done so, create a new project called BaseModel, and import the following tables: tblAnimal, tblCalendar, tblCentre, tblCentreType, tblPos, tblProduct, tblQuadrant, tblRegion, tblSpecies, tblStore, tblTown, tblTransaction (although you may not need all of them).  Delete any measures already created.

Create the following measures in the Transaction table:

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

Use these measures to show the following pivot table:

Pivot table

Don't forget to create a relationship between the calendar table and the Pos one, and to mark the calendar table as a date table.


If you want to keep a copy of what you've done, use DAX Editor to create a copy of your measures with extension .dax called Quarter given, and save your workbook with the same file name.

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