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Determine latest condition of each equipment and show a month wise count

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There are 100 machines in a factory.  Every machine has different test frequency. In a given month, not every machine is tested but we still have the last known rating (from some previous month) of that machine.  We have to show the latest rating of each machine for each month in a stacked column chart. […]

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Analyse membership changes from year to year

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Assume a simple 4 column dataset as shown below.  This data shows which ID had which type of subscription in which year.  So ID A, which started as a “Free” subscriber in 2018 switched to a “Premium” subscriber in 2019 and then churned out in 2020.  Likewise, ID D which started as a “Pro” subscriber […]

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Show text entries in the value area section of a Pivot Table after meeting certain conditions

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In the value area section of a normal Pivot Table one can only show the result of aggregation functions such as SUM(), COUNT(), AVERAGE() etc.  Even if one drags a text field to the value area section of a Pivot Table, one cannot show those text fields because they automatically get counted. Consider the following […]

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Count tasks by status

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Assume a simple 3 column dataset as shown below – the date of each task and the status of that task. The objective is to get the status wise count of tasks by the last time stamp.  So for the Status “To-do”, the count should be 2 – Task ABC and DEF.  Only these two […]

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Customer analysis by Country and time period

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Here is a Sales dataset of 8 columns and 29 rows.  It basically details the revenue earned and cash collected by service type, Customer, Country and Period.  For a selected Country and time period, there could be customers availing of both services or of any 1 service. There are 2 broad questions that one may […]

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Compute Relative Size Factor per vendor

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Relative size factor (RSF) is a test to identify anomalies where the largest amount for subsets in a given key is outside the norm for those subsets. This test compares the top two amounts for each subset and calculates the RSF for each. In order to identify potential fraudulent activities in invoice payment data, one […]

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Determine the top selling location for each product

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Visualise a 3 column dataset as shown below – Location, Product and Sales.  Each location can have multiple products (Product A has Banana, Apple and Carrot) and each product can be sold in multiple locations (Banana is sold in locations A, B and F). The objective is to determine the location with highest sales for […]

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Flex a Pivot Table to show data for x months ended a certain user defined month

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In this simple 3 column dataset shown below, one can see the month wise demand and energy charge for 2 years – 2017 and 2018. The objective is to compute the month wise demand charge for x months ended a certain user defined Year and Month.  So, if a user selects the Year as 2018, […]

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Show Project wise status in a Pivot Table

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Visualise a simple 6 column Table as shown below – Project Name and the finish date for each of the 5 stages that the projects go through.  Each project goes through 5 stages – Requirement (Req), Development (Dev), UAT, Implement and Warranty. The objective is to report on the status of each project at the end […]

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Show sales only for corresponding months in prior years

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Refer to this simple Sales dataset The objective is to create a simple matrix with months in the row labels, years in the column labels and sales figures in the value area section.  The twist in the question is that for years prior to the current year (2018 in this dataset), sales should only appear […]

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