SSAS - tabular | Excel pivot tables exercise | Create a pivot table based on a new data model in SSAS Tabular

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Software ==> SSAS - tabular  (30 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Excel pivot tables  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> SSAS training
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Create a new project accurately called No help given.  Within this create a data model which you can analyse in Excel to get the following slicer, controlling two pivot tables:

Two pivot tables

The slicer at the top controls two pivot tables: one showing the number of purchases by family for the selected centre type, and the other showing the average square metre area of all shopping centres for the selected centre type.

You should be able to use sorting as above to show that (for factory outlets, at any rate) mammals have the most purchases and Cheshire Oaks has the largest average centre square metre area.

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