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SSAS - MULTIDIMENSIONAL EXERCISES
Exercise: Cube comparing target data and sales data
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Create a new project, and within this the following new data source view:
You'll need to create some of the relationships, and also create two new calculated members as shown below
Within the msrTransaction table, you'll need to create two new measures: one deriving sales (Price times Quantity), and one giving the transaction year (use the YEAR function on the PosDate column).
Create two dimensions:
- One called Stores based on the tblStore table, to include the RegionId attribute
- One called Years based on the tblYear table, to include the YearNumber attribute
Create a cube based on the two measures shown below (and create a folder name called Shiny New Measures for one of them):
The two measure groups each have one measure in them
Browse the cube and build it as shown below:
See if you can suppress the duplicate values by setting the IgnoreUnrelatedDimensions property
If yoiu're using Analysis Services 2012 or later, you'll need to analyse your cube in Excel to see a pivot-table-style view of it similar to the one shown above.
Check the Dimension Usage tab of the Cube Designer is correct, then close down all open windows.