SSAS - tabular | Perspectives exercise | Create simple perspectives to restrict what different users see

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Software ==> SSAS - tabular  (29 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Perspectives  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Average difficulty
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, tblCentre, tblCentreType, tblPos, tblProduct, tblQuadrant, tblRegion, tblSpecies, tblStore, tblTown, tblTransaction.  Delete any measures already created apart from one to give the total quantity sold.

Your model might well look something like this now: 

The original model

The original model (what the world sees).

You know that the centre type managers are only interested in total sales by centre.  Create a perspective called Self-centred whose users will see the following pivot table field list in Excel when they analyse your model:

Pivot table field list Pivot table
The pivot table field list A pivot table it might produce

Create another perspective called Zoo, which restricts users to seeing the following animal data:

Pivot table field list Pivot table itself
The pivot table field list The start of a typical pivot table

Save this workbook (optionally) as Keeping proper perspective, then close it and your model down. 

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