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This will generate the database that you'll need to use in order to do this exercise (note that the database and script are only to be used for exercises published on this website, and may not be reused or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of Wise Owl).
If you haven't already done so, create a new project called BaseModel, and import the following tables: Centre, CentreType, Environment, Family, Habitat, Product, Purchase, Region and Town.
Import the wo_Calendar table (rename it as Calendar), and create a relationship via the purchase date column:
Link the calendar and purchase tables together by the purchase date.
Now create two new measures:
|Measure||What it calculates|
|Same period last year||The total quantity sold for the same period as the current query context, but in the previous year (use SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR).|
|Two quarters ago||The total quantity sold for the corresponding dates two quarters ago (use DATEADD).|
Add these measures to your pivot table to get:
Check that your figures make sense!
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