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## Fiscal Year Calculation

I just started playing Power Bi around for a week and I've been struggled with calculating fiscal year and quarter. Hopefully you guys could share your techniques.

I have two tables (one for FY 14 and another for FY15). The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. My first column is year and the second column is month (starting July 2013 to June 2014 for FY14). I don't have date in my dataset because I only focus on monthly data collection. I am hoping to be able to filter graph by quarter and fiscal year.

In addition to that issue, I have questions regarding data modeling.

1) Would I be able to filter data by fiscal year if I have two separate dataset?

2) Would it be better to create a new table for fiscal year and link to another dataset? I still don't know how to create the relationship.

Thanks you for all your help!

Tana

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From your description, there are two tables (FY14 and FY15), and you want to calculate fiscal year and quarter, then filter based on the fiscal year and quarter, right?

In your scenario, I would suggest you append the table FY14 with table FY15 in query Editor use Append Queries as New feature. Then create two calculated columns like below:

```Fiscal Year =
CONCATENATE("FY",
IF('Append1'[Month] <=6,
RIGHT('Append1'[Year],2),
VALUE(RIGHT('Append1'[Year],2)) +1
)
)```

`FiscalQuarterNumber = IF('Append1'[Month]<4,3,IF('Append1'[Month]<7,4,IF('Append1'[Month]<10,1,2)))                                                 `

Then place the Fiscal Year and FiscalQuarterNumber into slicers to filter data. You can take a look at attached .pbix file.

1) Would I be able to filter data by fiscal year if I have two separate dataset?

As each table have specific fiscal year, if we doen't combine those two tables, we can't get a table to list all fiscal years for those two tables. I think the above way is more proper for you.

2) Would it be better to create a new table for fiscal year and link to another dataset? I still don't know how to create the relationship.

I think the above way have answered this question. Regarding create relationships in Power BI, you an take a look at this article: Create and manage relationships in Power BI Desktop.

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

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

From your description, there are two tables (FY14 and FY15), and you want to calculate fiscal year and quarter, then filter based on the fiscal year and quarter, right?

In your scenario, I would suggest you append the table FY14 with table FY15 in query Editor use Append Queries as New feature. Then create two calculated columns like below:

```Fiscal Year =
CONCATENATE("FY",
IF('Append1'[Month] <=6,
RIGHT('Append1'[Year],2),
VALUE(RIGHT('Append1'[Year],2)) +1
)
)```

`FiscalQuarterNumber = IF('Append1'[Month]<4,3,IF('Append1'[Month]<7,4,IF('Append1'[Month]<10,1,2)))                                                 `

Then place the Fiscal Year and FiscalQuarterNumber into slicers to filter data. You can take a look at attached .pbix file.

1) Would I be able to filter data by fiscal year if I have two separate dataset?

As each table have specific fiscal year, if we doen't combine those two tables, we can't get a table to list all fiscal years for those two tables. I think the above way is more proper for you.

2) Would it be better to create a new table for fiscal year and link to another dataset? I still don't know how to create the relationship.

I think the above way have answered this question. Regarding create relationships in Power BI, you an take a look at this article: Create and manage relationships in Power BI Desktop.

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

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

I just started playing Power Bi around for a week and I've been struggled with calculating fiscal year and quarter. Hopefully you guys could share your techniques.

I have two tables (one for FY 14 and another for FY15). The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. My first column is year and the second column is month (starting July 2013 to June 2014 for FY14). I don't have date in my dataset because I only focus on monthly data collection. I am hoping to be able to filter graph by quarter and fiscal year.

In addition to that issue, I have questions regarding data modeling.

1) Would I be able to filter data by fiscal year if I have two separate dataset?

2) Would it be better to create a new table for fiscal year and link to another dataset? I still don't know how to create the relationship.

Thanks you for all your help!

Tana

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