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Power BI | Calendars exercise | Adding new field to support reporting by thirds
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- Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
- Execute this script.
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Sadly, your company has appointed a new FD who insists that you should report in thirds, rather than quarters. The thirds should be named after his 3 pet cats:
|Truffles||January, February, March and April|
|Sprout||May, June, July and August|
|Spot||September, October, November and December|
Start by importing all of the tables from the above database into a new model. You'll need to create a relationship between the tblCalendar table and the tblPurchase table via the PurchaseDate field:
Link these two tables as shown.
Create a new calculated column in the calendar table using this logic:
- If the MonthNumber column is less than or equal to 4, return Truffles;
- Otherwise if the MonthNumber column is less than or equal to 8, return Sprout;
- Otherwise, return Spot.
Use this to show a tree diagram proving that most sales are made in third 1:
A tree diagram with data labels displayed.
Time for a new finance director? Save this as Doing things by thirds, then close it down.