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JCBI1023 Member

Compare PY Month Total to CY Month Total

Hello eveyone, thank you in advance.


I want to create a clustered bar visual that compares Previous Year (PY) GP/GP% to Current Year (Year) GP/GP% by Month.


For Example, I want a clusted bar chart that shows PY Nov to CY Nov, etc.


Here's a screenshot of my data:

PY CY.png



I have a Date table, with a Relationship setup to the Date Column of my data.


Month = FORMAT('Dates'[Date],"MMMM YYYY")

Month ID = 0 -INT(FORMAT('Dates'[Date],"YYYYMM"))

Year = YEAR('Dates'[Date])


Date table.png


I am a novice level PowerBI guy. I have done some simple DAX/Measures, but nothing too serious. Please let me know what other information can help. 

v-yulgu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Compare PY Month Total to CY Month Total

Hi @JCBI1023,


Insert a clustered column chart, place date field into Axis and legend section in hierarchy format.



In my test, the calendar table was not used.



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JCBI1023 Member

Re: Compare PY Month Total to CY Month Total

@v-yulgu-msft This looks great and I was able to accomplish this. Now, how do I get the clustered bars going from latest to newest? In other words, I want November 2016/2017 first, then December 2016/2017, then January 2017/2018?



JCBI1023 Member

Re: Compare PY Month Total to CY Month Total

Hi @v-yulgu-msft do you have a solution on the ordering from oldest to newest?

JCBI1023 Member

Re: Compare PY Month Total to CY Month Total

Hi @v-yulgu-msft I was just wondering if you know a siolution to sort from oldest to newest. Thanks. 

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