PowerPivot | More advanced DAX functions exercise | Use the VALUES function to divide regional data

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Software ==> PowerPivot  (75 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2013 and later
Topic ==> More advanced DAX functions  (5 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Power BI training
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If you haven't already done so, run the SQL script in the above folder in SQL Server Management Studio to generate a database (not for commercial use or copying) called MAM

Again if you haven't already done so, create a new workbook and PowerPivot data model, and import the following tables: tblAnimal, tblCentre, tblPos, tblProduct, tblQuadrant, tblRegion, tblSpecies, tblStore, tblTown, tblTransaction

Create two calculated fields:

Calc. Field What it should show
NoSoutherners The average transaction price for the query context, but excluding the South quadrant.
OnlySoutherners The same thing, but this time only including the South quadrant.

You'll need to use the VALUES function to ensure that you change the query context, rather than replacing it.

Use these calculated fields to to display a pivot table like this:

Southerners pivot table

This pivot table divides spending into the South quadrant and all other regions.

Save this workbook as Regional Apartheid, then close it down.

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