PowerPivot | The CALCULATE function exercise | Use CALCULATE to divide transactions into expensive and cheap

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Software ==> PowerPivot  (75 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2013 and later
Topic ==> The CALCULATE function  (15 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> Power BI training
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If you haven't already done so, run the SQL script in the above folder (copying and commercial use prohibited) to generate a database called MAM.

Create a new workbook, and in this a data model similar to this one:

Data model

As long as you have these two tables, the details aren't important.

Create a pivot table showing total quantity sold per product:

Pivot table

So far, so easy!


Now create and display two calculated fields, using the CALCULATE function:

  1. One which shows the total quantity sold for goods where the price is £10 or more (call this Expensive); and
  2. One which shows the total quantity sold for goods where the price is less than £10 (call this one Cheap).

The final pivot table should look like this:

Expensive and cheap

For each product, it would be worrying if the cheap and expensive columns didn't sum to the total!


Save this workbook as Partitioning the set, and close it down.

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