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 | KPIs exercise | Show if you are within a whisker of your KPI
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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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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:
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.