DAX | Advanced date functions exercise | Fill in three time intelligence functions in a report

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Software ==> DAX  (21 exercises)
Version ==>
Topic ==> Advanced date functions  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> DAX
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Open the Power BI report in the above folder, and see how many of the gaps you can fill in, given the time you have available!

Blank measures

Create 3 measures using the table below - the screen shot below shows what these should show.

Here are the measures you need to create:

No. Measure Thoughts
1 % of previous quarter For each quarter, what percentage the total quantity sold constitutes of the same figure for the previous quarter.
2 YTD % of all previous year For each time period, the cumulative year-to-date figure divided by total quantity sold for the whole of the previous year.
3 3-month moving average The average of the total quantity sold for the previous 3 months.

Here's what Wise Owl think the answers should look like!

Measures filled in

The start of the table, with the 3 measures filled in (referred to by abbreviated names to save space).

 

Save your file as Desperate measures, then close it down.

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