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PowerPivot | Power BI Desktop overview exercise | Create a simple table, summarising sales by region
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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.
This will generate the database that you'll need to use in order to do this exercise (note that the database and script are only to be used for exercises published on this website, and may not be reused or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of Wise Owl).
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Create a new Power BI Desktop file, and import the following tables from the Make-a-Mammal database:
Choose to import these tables.
See if you can create a table showing average quantity sold by region:
You'll need to change the RegionName column name to get this.
Apply formatting to make your table look prettier:
However, it absolutely doesn't have to look like this!
Save this file as Pretty Amazing, then close it down.