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## How to use specific dates as a dimension in a table

Hello guys,

I am struggling to show the correct dates of  a measure that represents the value of 12 followed months of the first year registered in the date table, for instance: I have dates registired of  1/2019 until 1/2016, and this measure only calculates values of 2019 until 2018. But when I put this measure and the date column in a single table, the column of the date shows the values of the measure even out of the period I specified in the measure, here is the measure above

LAST12MONTHS = CALCULATE([VALUE];
DATESBETWEEN('Bills'[Date];
LASTDATE('Bills'[Date])))

The measure is calculating correctly the value between these dates, but when I drag this measure and the date column in the same table, the date column doesn't respect the measure and brings dates out of the measure condition.

How can I make it respect the measure? Like only showing the dates that are being calculated in the measure

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## Re: How to use specific dates as a dimension in a table

@thatjoey20 ,

Do you mean that you wants to get the values of last 12 months based on registered date, in this scenario, we can create a calendar table using dax(Table 2= Calendar("1/1/2016","12/31/2019")) and then create a measure as below. After that, drag date field of bill table and the measure in a table visual.

```LAST12MONTHS =

var thisdate = LASTDATE('Table 2'[Date])

return

CALCULATE(SUM(Bills[yourfield]),

DATESBETWEEN(Bills[Date],lastyeardate,thisdate))```

If the above DAX doesn’t help, could you please share the target result to us? You can share some sample data and target result as an example.

Regards,
Lydia

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## Re: How to use specific dates as a dimension in a table

I tried using that, but the measure itself brings an error saying that a MONTH,YEAR, QUARTER is necessary as a argument

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## Re: How to use specific dates as a dimension in a table

@thatjoey20 ,

Would you mind sharing your PBIX file containing dummy data?

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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