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

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Software ==> SSAS - tabular  (30 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Perspectives  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SSAS training
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  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.

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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

Delete any existing measures from your model, and create one to show the sum of the quantity of goods sold.

Your model might well look something like this now: 

Your 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:

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

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

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