cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
OSLacour Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Calculate total last year in all rows in 1 column

Hello. I want to calculate for example the total amount of the sales from previous year and show this amount in the column 'total sales 2018'. 

How can I do this? Thanks for a response. 

 

YearTotal salesTotal sales 2018
20171000012500
20181250012500
20191400012500
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
guiborlenghi Visitor
Visitor

Re: Calculate total last year in all rows in 1 column

Hello!

 

To calculate the total from distinct periods, we need to use the functions of "time intelligence". For that, we need a "Calendar Table". So, here's what we gotta do:

 

1- Create a new column in the date format based on your Year;

 

NewDate = DATE([Year];1;1)
// This will generate a column with the dates "01/01/2017", "01/01/2018", "01/01/2019"

 

 

2- Create a Calendar Table

Using the button "New Table", insert the DAX below:

 

Calendar = 
// Will generate a table called "Calendar", starting on "01/01/2017" and finishing at "01/01/2019"
CALENDAR(
MIN(Sales[NewDate]);
MAX(Sales[NewDate])
)

 

 

3- Create a relationship between the "Sales" and "Calendar" tables using the columns Sales[NewDate] (many side) and Calendar[Date] (one side). In this case, the relationship will be "one to one", assuming that we have only one row for each Year in the Sales table.

 

4- Create the new metric for the total sales amount from previous year:

 

Total Sales Previous Year = 
CALCULATE(
    [Total Sales];
    PREVIOUSYEAR('Calendar'[Date])
)

 

 

5- Enjoy

prev_year.pngResult Using the "Total Sales Previous Year"

If that solved your issues, remember to mark this as the correct awnser.

And if that's not what you were looking for, let me know and I will do the best to help you again.

 

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
Highlighted
guiborlenghi Visitor
Visitor

Re: Calculate total last year in all rows in 1 column

Hello!

 

To calculate the total from distinct periods, we need to use the functions of "time intelligence". For that, we need a "Calendar Table". So, here's what we gotta do:

 

1- Create a new column in the date format based on your Year;

 

NewDate = DATE([Year];1;1)
// This will generate a column with the dates "01/01/2017", "01/01/2018", "01/01/2019"

 

 

2- Create a Calendar Table

Using the button "New Table", insert the DAX below:

 

Calendar = 
// Will generate a table called "Calendar", starting on "01/01/2017" and finishing at "01/01/2019"
CALENDAR(
MIN(Sales[NewDate]);
MAX(Sales[NewDate])
)

 

 

3- Create a relationship between the "Sales" and "Calendar" tables using the columns Sales[NewDate] (many side) and Calendar[Date] (one side). In this case, the relationship will be "one to one", assuming that we have only one row for each Year in the Sales table.

 

4- Create the new metric for the total sales amount from previous year:

 

Total Sales Previous Year = 
CALCULATE(
    [Total Sales];
    PREVIOUSYEAR('Calendar'[Date])
)

 

 

5- Enjoy

prev_year.pngResult Using the "Total Sales Previous Year"

If that solved your issues, remember to mark this as the correct awnser.

And if that's not what you were looking for, let me know and I will do the best to help you again.

 

View solution in original post

OSLacour Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Calculate total last year in all rows in 1 column

Thank you very much. 

Helpful resources

Announcements
Coming Soon: T-Shirt Design Contest

Coming Soon: T-Shirt Design Contest

Keep your eyes open for our upcoming T-shirt design contest!

Meet the 2020 Season 1 Power BI Super Users!

Meet the 2020 Season 1 Power BI Super Users!

It’s the start of a new Super User season! Learn all about the new Super Users and brand-new tiered recognition system.

Super User Challenge: Can You Solve These?

Super User Challenge: Can You Solve These?

We're celebrating the start of the New Super User season with our first ever Super User 'Can You Solve These?' challenge.

Power BI Desktop Update - February 2020

Power BI Desktop Update - February 2020

We are super excited for our update this month, as we are releasing two of our top community requests!

Power Platform Online Conference

Power Platform Online Conference

Join us for the first ever Power Platform Online Conference!

Top Solution Authors