SSAS - tabular | KPIs exercise | Show if you are within a whisker of your KPI

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Software ==> SSAS - tabular  (30 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2012 and later
Topic ==> KPIs  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> SSAS training
Before you can do this exercise, you'll need to download and unzip this file (if you have any problems doing this, click here for help). Once you've done this:
  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.

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).

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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

The aim of this exercise is to create the following pivot table:

Pivot table

Our target is that each quarter's sales should be at least 95% (and ideally 100% or more) of the previous quarter's sales.


To get this to work, create two measures:

Measure What it will calculate
Total qty The total sales quantity for any filter context.
Previous quarter The total sales quantity for the previous quarter (use CALCULATE and DATEADD to go back 1 quarter in time).

Turn the first measure into a KPI with the second measure as your target, setting 95% and 100% as your thresholds, then save this workbook as Circles and close it down.

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only.
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