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PowerPivot | Power BI Desktop overview exercise | Create a chart of sales by centre type with a linked slicer
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You can learn how to do this exercise on the relevant Wise Owl classroom training course (sadly for the moment only in the UK).
- 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:
Import these tables into your Power BI Desktop model.
Use Query Editor and/or the "field well" to whittle your tables/columns down to the ones you want to consider:
You can delete some columns, but be careful to hide the id columns used in relationships (not delete them). On a scale of 1 to 10, how annoyed are you at having to hide each column individually?
Create a slicer allowing you to choose one or more centre types:
Someone has changed the orientation of this slicer to Horizontal. Your slicer doesn't have to look anything like this!
Add a column chart showing total sales by product for the centre types you've chosen:
Your final report could look like this.
Save this file as Wow, then close it down.