**OK, here we go! Problem of the Week #6 is now live! The YouTube video introducing the problem can be found here.
For background on this initiative, check out this post 9.
This is real receivable data from a client of mine from back on 1/21/2021. The client uses Sage Accounting, and I’m unable to connect to the data through Sage, so the client sends me a Detailed AR Aging Report that comes back with a crazy format. I’ll include the PBIX file and the CSV file at the bottom of this post. The dataset was larger than the 3K rows that are allowed to just copy and paste the data, that is why there will also be a CSV file along with the PBIX. Full instructions are on the YouTube video Brian & I did for this Problem of the Week.
The model only contains one table.
Your task is to take the data from the CSV file and create a Table & Waterfall Chart like the picture above. I’m not to worried about the naming of the columns, but make sure that each row has a “Customer Name” included with each “Invoice#”. The “Age” & “Aging Category” are custom columns that will need to be added after you have the data sorted out. For the “Age” column calculation, please ensure that you are going off the following Date to do this calculation 1/21/2021.
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Note that this is a Power Query only challenge, so no DAX even if that is what you would choose to use outside of this challenge.
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We hope you find this initiative fun, challenging and helpful in continuing to build your Power BI skills. All of the information you will need is contained in the files within this post. If you have any questions or comments, just message @BrianJ or @JarrettM in this forum thread.
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Here are the files you will need: