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MDX Puzzle #5

Writing YTD totals and Running totals using T-SQL can take a little effort.  However, with MDX it's not too difficult.  In this puzzle I will write an MDX statement that produces a monthly YTD or Running total.  Here are the requirements:

Columns:  Monthly Running Total (Calculation), Internet Sales Amount

Rows:  Delivery Date Calendar Month

Filters:  Delivery Date from January 2006 to December 2006

Hints:  You may need to create a scope calculation (WITH MEMBER), use the YTD and SUM functions

Remember, don't post your solution here.  Save them for my solution post.  I will post it along with the steps that was taken to solve this puzzle in a couple of days.  Here is a screen shot of what the results should look like:


Don’t forget to check back in a couple days for the solution.

Talk to you soon,

Patrick LeBlanc, SQL Server MVP, MCTS

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