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How to select only show previous X months in visual

Hi,

 

Pretty new to Power BI and ran into the following challenge:

I have a linechart visual which I want to adjust according the user selection in a slicer (months). So if the user selects July I want to only show the values $Actual for the month July and the previous 5 months (June, May, Apr, Mar, Feb). Ofcourse I managed to do this hardcoded $ActualHardcoded, also see table, however the challenge is to get this in a dynamic form.

 

$ActualHardcoded =
CALCULATE(sum('Act/Bud/Est'[Value]);
 FILTER('Act/Bud/Est';'Act/Bud/Est'[Scenario]="actual");
 FILTER('date';'date'[MonthIndex]>493); //493 is monthindex Jan
 FILTER('date';'date'[MonthIndex]<=499)) //499 is monthindex Jul (selection) 

 

Img:

1 is current data (not linked to slicer Month)

2 is preferred end result

 Power BI

Thanks in advance! 

 

(I did notice other people had similar issues in other topic however I did not manage to apply those to my solution Smiley Sad ).

 

Jurre


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Posts: 5,880
Registered: ‎09-21-2016

Re: How to select only show previous X months in visual

Hi @JurreVanGool,

 

Here is a sample which shows how to display previous X days in visual based on slicer selection, the logic is similar to your scenario:

Rolling N Dates based on slicer selection

 

By the way, you'd better set the X-axis type to 'Categorical'.

 

Best regards,
Yuliana Gu

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Registered: ‎06-24-2015

Re: How to select only show previous X months in visual

Hey,

 

to solve this you need an unrelated table, this table then is used for the selection used on the xaxis.

 

Then you have to adjust your measures to map the table on the unrelated table. Here you will find a pbix file Have a look at the page "Date axis unrelated".

 

Hope this helps

 

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Re: How to select only show previous X months in visual

Hi @JurreVanGool,

 

Here is a sample which shows how to display previous X days in visual based on slicer selection, the logic is similar to your scenario:

Rolling N Dates based on slicer selection

 

By the way, you'd better set the X-axis type to 'Categorical'.

 

Best regards,
Yuliana Gu

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