DAX | Basic measures exercise | Create a measure showing the average profit margin for films

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Software ==> DAX  (28 exercises)
Version ==>
Topic ==> Basic measures  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Power BI training
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Open the Power BI file in the above folder to see:

Three tables

The database contains 3 tables, as shown.

Create a fourth table to hold your measures, and create and show two simple measures and a table to display them in:

Two simple measures

Create two simple measures to show the average box office takings and average budget spend for each film in millions of dollars, and show the measures in a table.


Now create and show a measure called Average profit margin showing that the film business is a good one to be in (at least for the films listed in the Wise Owl table):

Profit margin

The profit margin for a film is defined as the box office takings minus the budget for the film, divided by the box office takings.

You will need to trap divide-by-zero errors!

Save your file as Profit margins, then 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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