Power BI | Quick measures exercise | Quick measure filter columns

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Software ==> Power BI  (111 exercises)
Version ==> Latest update
Topic ==> Quick measures  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Power BI training
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Using the Excel file in the above folder create a table listing appointments by eye colour:

Power BI Quick Measures Table

Since blue-eyed people contribute the most to sales, we want to calculate what percentage each eye colour contributes to sales compared to blue.


This can't be achieved with slicers (since a slicer would filter the entire table, not just one column). Instead create a quick measure filtering the data to show only figures for blue eyes:

Power BI Filter Quick Measure

Sadly only one filter can be applied to the column ... or can it?

This gives the No of Appointments for only blue eyes. To work out the percentage the other colours make up of blue, create a second measure:

Power BI Measures

Remember to change the measure format to % on the Modeling tab.


At this point we can see what the first and second measures created are producing within the table:

Power BI Measures

The best thing is being able to use a slicer (try using a hair colour slicer and looking at the results).

For fun try and create a measure which shows only blond and blue eyes.

Optionally save this as Redheads actually have more fun 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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