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## Current Month , Previous Month and Before Previous Month

HI  PBI Experts ,

Here is my question for you in dax ,

i want to know the sales of the "current month", "last month", "last before month sales"  by using the Dax.

i am using previousmonth dax function  and i want to know for  current month  , before previous month dax function.

will give kudos

Thanks

sandeep

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION
Resident Rockstar

If you only want to calculate the sales of "current month", "last month", "last before month sales"  by using the Dax, you could try the formula below.

```current_month_sales = CALCULATE(SUM('Table1'[Sales]),FILTER('Table1',MONTH('Table1'[Month])=MONTH(TODAY())))

last_month_sales = var current_month= MONTH(TODAY()) return  CALCULATE(SUM('Table1'[Sales]),FILTER('Table1',MONTH('Table1'[Month])=current_month -1))

last before_month_sales = var current_month= MONTH(TODAY()) return  CALCULATE(SUM('Table1'[Sales]),FILTER('Table1',MONTH('Table1'[Month])=current_month -2))

```

Here is the output.

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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Frequent Visitor

this is a very good example for such cases... I have implemented it and using it...

Anonymous
Not applicable
CALCULATE(SUM('Orders Combined'[LDS]),
FILTER('Calendar',MONTH('Calendar'[Date]) = MONTH(TODAY())-1),
FILTER('Calendar',YEAR('Calendar'[Date]) = IF(MONTH(TODAY())= 1,YEAR(TODAY())-1,YEAR(TODAY()))))

This may be another option
Regular Visitor

This works....

• Current Month Value = CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[Value]),MONTH(Table1[Originated])=MONTH(TODAY()))

This does not... Know why is does this?

• previous month = var current_month = MONTH(TODAY())
return CALCULATE(SUM('Table1'[Value]),FILTER('Table1',MONTH('Table1'[Originated])=current_month-1))

Resident Rockstar

If you only want to calculate the sales of "current month", "last month", "last before month sales"  by using the Dax, you could try the formula below.

```current_month_sales = CALCULATE(SUM('Table1'[Sales]),FILTER('Table1',MONTH('Table1'[Month])=MONTH(TODAY())))

last_month_sales = var current_month= MONTH(TODAY()) return  CALCULATE(SUM('Table1'[Sales]),FILTER('Table1',MONTH('Table1'[Month])=current_month -1))

last before_month_sales = var current_month= MONTH(TODAY()) return  CALCULATE(SUM('Table1'[Sales]),FILTER('Table1',MONTH('Table1'[Month])=current_month -2))

```

Here is the output.

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thanks a lot, this works like magic. Though I need a small help further. I have more than 1 year's data in the query. So the current_month-1 picks all months that are falling into this. E.g. Month(Today()) returns 9 for September, then the formula picks "8" which is August of 2022, 2021 both in my case. Any ideas on how to tackle this?

Thanks

Sangeeta

New Member

Add another var current_year = YEAR(TODAY()) and then add an additional filter in CALCULATE

-- FILTER('Data',YEAR(Data[Date Created])=current_year))
Frequent Visitor

Frequent Visitor

Thanks guys,

I have a similar issue. How I can accomplish the cumulative SUM of ALL previous months and to dynamically show this SUM as of current month?

` `

Frequent Visitor

will this work if the month is january ? (with several decembers for each year in the data)

Regular Visitor

Hi, would like to ask what is the right syntax if you have a slicer for date, and the analysis will automatically show output based on the date/month selected?

Example if you choose april 2022 in the slicer and then the output should be March 2022 (last month) and Feb 2022 (last 2 months)

thank you!

Helper III

Right, for me and what I was trying to do was to identify with a 1-Yes, 0-No what the is current month on my calendar table and MONTH(TODAY() -1 was not taking into account the year when rolling into the new year so I used the below.

IF(
STARTOFMONTH('DimCalendar'[Date]) = DATE(YEAR(TODAY()), MONTH(TODAY()),1),
"Yes",
"No"
)
New Member

Hi.. Can everyone help me how i can do powerbi for previous month based on data given.

Thank you.

Helper III

Is your Month field a date and this is the formatting (January-21)?  If so you can reference that field using the PREVIOUSMONTH(DateTime'[DateKey]) if you just want the previous month date.  If you are looking to get the "Amount(s) RM" from previous month then use = CALCULATE(SUM(yourtablename[Amount(s) RM]), PREVIOUSMONTH(yourtablename[Month]))

New Member

Hi Fo88er,

what do means youtablename ... Sales Detail ?

Thanks.

Helper III

How do you handle last month sales for Dec 2021 when we are in Jan 2022? I am trying to find a good is last month logic that take into account when we roll into a new year. The below works if in current year (multiple years of dates in the dataset)

IsPreviousMonth =
IF(
YEAR ('Fact1Staff Consolidated GP - No Hours'[1Staff Transaction Date.TRX Dates]) = YEAR ( TODAY () )
&& MONTH ('Fact1Staff Consolidated GP - No Hours'[1Staff Transaction Date.TRX Dates]) = MONTH ( TODAY () ) -1,
1,
0
)
Regular Visitor

I have the same problem as you mentioned with the new year.
It's not clear how you wanna integrate:

IsPreviousMonth =
IF(
YEAR ('Fact1Staff Consolidated GP - No Hours'[1Staff Transaction Date.TRX Dates]) = YEAR ( TODAY () )
&& MONTH ('Fact1Staff Consolidated GP - No Hours'[1Staff Transaction Date.TRX Dates]) = MONTH ( TODAY () ) -1,
1,
0
)
Do you finally found a good solution ?
Helper III

Yes, I used this

IF(
STARTOFMONTH('DimCalendar'[Date]) = DATE(YEAR(TODAY()), MONTH(TODAY()),1),
"Yes",
"No"
)
Regular Visitor

Try this:

``````Measure =
VAR _index = 0
VAR _StartMonth = DATE( YEAR( TODAY() ), MONTH( TODAY() ) - _index , 1)
VAR _StartNextMonth = EOMONTH( _StartMonth, 0) + 1
VAR _Amount = CALCULATE( [Sales], Calendar[Date] >= _StartMonth, Calendar[Date] < _StartNextMonth)
RETURN _Amount``````

For each of the three measures you are trying to make, you just change the _index:

• Current Month: _index = 0
• Last Month: _index = 1
• Last Before Month: _index = 2

and so on... You can apply for how many months before or after you want. Hope I helped.

Seya!

Regular Visitor

I cannot understand why the LM value does not appear in the yellow cell when I apply the external filter. Can anyone help me? I already appreciate any help please.

I enclose the data file for you to analyze.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Thank you so much, this helped me solve my issue as well!

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