PowerPivot | KPIs exercise | KPI showing progress against previous year

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Software ==> PowerPivot  (75 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2010 and later
Topic ==> KPIs  (5 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> PowerPivot / Excel Power BI
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To start, if you haven't already done so run the script in the above folder to generate the MAM database (not for commercial use or copying).

Create two measures:

  • One giving the total value of sales for the current filter context; and
  • One giving the total value of sales for the same period in the previous year (one way to do this is with the SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR function).

Use these to create KPIs showing how well you're doing against the previous period:

KPI showing previous year

The green tick means 95% or above; the yellow exclamation mark means 90% or above.


Save this as Month by month, then close it down.

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