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rosscortb Regular Visitor
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Create a measure that shows me the previous month

Hello

 

Any ideas how i create  a measure to show the previous month count.

Thanks
Ross

 

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Community Support Team
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Re: Create a measure that shows me the previous month

Hi @rosscortb,

 

I made one sample for your reference. Please check the following steps as below.

 

1. Create a date table, and create relationship between it and the fact table.

 

date = CALENDARAUTO()

2. To create the measure to get the amount of the previous month.

 

Previous = CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[headcount]),DATEADD('date'[Date],-1,MONTH))

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Please check the pbix as attached.

 

Regards,

Frank

 

 

Community Support Team _ Frank
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Super User
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Re: Create a measure that shows me the previous month

Hi @rosscortb

 

Please try this formula. COUNT can be replaced by SUM based on your data nature( if your coulmn already has count then you need to use sum)..

LastMonth Headcount=CALCULATE(COUNT(Table.column1),DATEADD(Dates[Date],-1,MONTH)

 

Thanks

Raj

rosscortb Regular Visitor
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Re: Create a measure that shows me the previous month

Hi Raj

 

Thanks for your reply. I used your code but it returns the combined total of April to November? 

 

Any ideas?

 

Ross

adetogni Member
Member

Re: Create a measure that shows me the previous month

Is that we see your dataset (so one row per month) or you have an underlying date table with day-by-day data?

rosscortb Regular Visitor
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Re: Create a measure that shows me the previous month

Hello,

 

I have head count table with a date column, dd/mm/yy and I have a calendar table that I created using the following link

 

https://kohera.be/blog/power-bi/how-to-create-a-date-table-in-power-bi-in-2-simple-steps/

 

Thanks


Ross

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Create a measure that shows me the previous month

Hi @rosscortb,

 

I made one sample for your reference. Please check the following steps as below.

 

1. Create a date table, and create relationship between it and the fact table.

 

date = CALENDARAUTO()

2. To create the measure to get the amount of the previous month.

 

Previous = CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[headcount]),DATEADD('date'[Date],-1,MONTH))

ppp.PNG

 

Please check the pbix as attached.

 

Regards,

Frank

 

 

Community Support Team _ Frank
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Community Support Team
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Re: Create a measure that shows me the previous month

Hi @rosscortb,

 

Does that make sense? If so, kindly mark my answer as the solution to close the case please. Thanks in advance.

 

Regards,
Frank

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rosscortb Regular Visitor
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Re: Create a measure that shows me the previous month

it doesn't seem to work for me. In your example you have typed in the headcount while my headcount is based on individuals rows so its counting those rows to work out the headcount for each month