Power BI | Basic reports exercise | Creating a Matrix within Power Bi Desktop

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Software ==> Power BI  (111 exercises)
Version ==> Latest update
Topic ==> Basic reports  (10 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> Power BI training
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Using the Age specific Genres.xlsx file in the above folder create a matrix showing the Count of films by Certificate rating and Genre:

Matrix of film data

Your matrix will have all the certificates listed.

Notice how the certificates are in alphabetical order? CertificateID is in a more sensible order - use this to reorder the Certificate column:

Sorting certificates

Sometimes the only way to get the order you want is to create a calculated column or separate table with a numbering system!

You now have a more familiar order:

Matrix Order Sort by column

Apparently the Action genre is too scary for young kids?

Lastly, to make the report a little more interesting add the images found in the above folder to the page like this:

Images Shapes and others

Feel free to use a more interesting background colour.

Optionally save this report as Still a better matrix than reloaded.pbix and 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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17 Aug 18 at 17:08

The file is corrupted.

17 Aug 18 at 17:55

It was - now solved.