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jofoster Regular Visitor
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MoM quick measure and Date Hierarchy

I am trying to use the MoM % increase quick measure.  I am counting distinct values of an item by month, and want to also plot the % increase of the previous month. The measure requires using the PowerBI Date Hierarchy, but the quick measure will not let me add  it?  What am I doing wrong?


here is my data:




and here is what I see when trying to add the month date Hierarchy. If i just add the Month, which it lets me do, I get an error saying I need to add the date Hierarchy.



Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: MoM quick measure and Date Hierarchy

Hi @jofoster ,

You need to add the column of Month to the date field rather than just put month to it. The quick measure will calculate automatically based on  month.


Best Regards,

Xue Ding

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jofoster Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: MoM quick measure and Date Hierarchy

NOt sure I understand. When I add the month, get the error that it requires the date hierarchy. But it will not let me add the data hierarchy?


Count of SubscriptionGUID MoM% =
    ISFILTERED('Deployments to Azure'[Month]),
    ERROR("Time intelligence quick measures can only be grouped or filtered by the Power BI-provided date hierarchy or primary date column."),
            DISTINCTCOUNT('Deployments to Azure'[SubscriptionGUID]),
            DATEADD('Deployments to Azure'[Month].[Date], -1, MONTH)
            DISTINCTCOUNT('Deployments to Azure'[SubscriptionGUID])
                - __PREV_MONTH,

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