Data slices in the QM


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There is a flat table of sales records with the fields: [Date, Quarter, Salesman, Region, Product, NumCustomers, Net Sales, ProfitOrLoss]. The values of the Net Sales and ProfitOrLoss fields are assigned for analysis. The list of products sold consists of three names: [FastCar, RapidZoo, SuperGlue]. First, you need to build two reports for the Net Sales field. Report 1 (R1) is the total revenue by months and years. Report 2 (R2) is a summary of revenue by years and for the company as a whole for two years. As everyone knows, this is an elementary task. But here’s what makes it harder: reports R1 and R2 must be parameterized by Product slices. Here’s what I mean:
Does anyone know, if it is possible to mimic data slices in QM? Yes or No?
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Tahir Answered question May 7, 2020

2. So we had seen, it is possible to create one data slice in QM. This is good and relatively simple. But, what if several data slices need to have instead of one. For example, slices by fields values ​​[Quarter, Salesman, Region, Product, NumCustomers]. It turned out, this problem can be solved in QM. Below I will show more detailed pictures to understand the principles and logic of my decision. All pictures will show a full report with visual effects for each slicing manipulation. At the user’s choice, either Net Sales or ProfitOrLoss is sent to report’s processing. In the sales table, each involved slice highlights the corresponding field-column, plus data filtering is applied to this field. A text message display the number of records selected to the reports. In general, I think it will not be difficult to trace the logic of multi-slicing. To make it easier to analyze the solution, first I will show slices by one. And in the end, I use all of the slices at once. Here is what I will demonstrate next:


S A U Answered question May 6, 2020
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