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## Moving Average Calculation

Hi,

I am trying to calculate moving Average for the below data: Could someone help me with the DAX code for this calculation?

Thanks

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## Re: Moving Average Calculation

Yes and no. Since you are asking about 50 and 200 day moving averages, I'm going to assume you are talking about stock data.  Since stocks dont trade everyday, we cannot use simple calculations like DatesInPeriod because that will look at all the dates in the period even weekends and such. So a 50 day moving average might really be just, say, 45.  so we need to use something else besides the date.

I loaded some sample S&P data into Power Query, sorted oldest to newest, and added an new Index column.  This will be what we use for our start and end parameters.  Much easier to see in the file. If it asks when you open, I just grabbed some data from yahoo.

Anyhow, with all that loaded, our table looks like: Then we can write this measure:

```50 Day Average:=
Var __Length= 50
Var __CurrentIndex = MAX ( FactDailyData[Index] )
Var __PrevIndex= __CurrentIndex - __Length

RETURN

If (__CurrentIndex >= __Length,  //this ensures we only get an average after enough data points
AVERAGEX(
FILTER(
ALL ( FactDailyData),
__CurrentIndex>= FactDailyData[Index]
&&
__PrevIndex< FactDailyData[Index]
),
FactDailyData[Close*])
)```

This works as is since there's only one stock/index.  If there was more would have to add in something to the filters likes __CurrentStock = FactDailyData[Stock].  Just something to keep in mind.

Not a huge fan of filtering this table, so this maybe something better as a calculated column (done in power query or dax) or a dimension table with index and stock, or something along those lines.  But this method works:

Final Table: Here's the file:

https://1drv.ms/x/s!Amqd8ArUSwDS0Q2NWTxxU8HI9MIT

7 REPLIES 7 Super User

## Re: Moving Average Calculation

Do you have a dedicated Date/Calendar Table?  If so, does it contain some sort of WeekNumber?

sv12 Regular Visitor

## Re: Moving Average Calculation

I had some issue logging in to my old profile, hence had to create a new one.

To answer your question, No i donot have a dedicated Date/Calendar Table. Super User

## Re: Moving Average Calculation

Here's the final table, will explain more below. Excel file is also attached First thing was to create a Date table, which then would have a field for the cumulative week number of the calender since the average could cross years, so couldnt use just a simple week number.  We relate that to the fact table and will use columns from the DimCalendar table for our filters: Then from there it is using that column to build our measure:

```Avg Amount:=AVERAGE( Table1[Amount] )

10 Week Average:=

//this ensures we dont get a figure till there is a enough data
VAR __FirstCumulativeWeek=
CALCULATE(
MIN( DimCalendar[CumulativeWeekNum]),
CALCULATETABLE(Table1,ALL(DimCalendar) )
)
RETURN

IF (
NOT (
ISBLANK( [Avg Amount])
),
CALCULATE( [Avg Amount],
FILTER(
ALL ( DimCalendar ),
MAX( DimCalendar[CumulativeWeekNum]) >= DimCalendar[CumulativeWeekNum]
&& MAX( DimCalendar[CumulativeWeekNum]) -10 < DimCalendar[CumulativeWeekNum]
&& MAX( DimCalendar[CumulativeWeekNum])  >= __FirstCumulativeWeek +9
)
)
)```

This all assumes there is just weekly data. If there is daily daily, we would need to sum that up to get the weekly total and then take an average of that. But that gets a little more involved.

Hope this helps

Here's the excel file:

https://1drv.ms/x/s!Amqd8ArUSwDS0QnQC_-ZAY5HwEoY

smpa01 Senior Member

## Re: Moving Average Calculation

sv12 Regular Visitor

## Re: Moving Average Calculation

@Nick_M  Thanks for the detailed response. This really helps.

I am trying to calculate a 50 day and 200 day Moving average on similar data with daily values. Is there a easy modification to your provided solution to achieve this? Super User

## Re: Moving Average Calculation

Yes and no. Since you are asking about 50 and 200 day moving averages, I'm going to assume you are talking about stock data.  Since stocks dont trade everyday, we cannot use simple calculations like DatesInPeriod because that will look at all the dates in the period even weekends and such. So a 50 day moving average might really be just, say, 45.  so we need to use something else besides the date.

I loaded some sample S&P data into Power Query, sorted oldest to newest, and added an new Index column.  This will be what we use for our start and end parameters.  Much easier to see in the file. If it asks when you open, I just grabbed some data from yahoo.

Anyhow, with all that loaded, our table looks like: Then we can write this measure:

```50 Day Average:=
Var __Length= 50
Var __CurrentIndex = MAX ( FactDailyData[Index] )
Var __PrevIndex= __CurrentIndex - __Length

RETURN

If (__CurrentIndex >= __Length,  //this ensures we only get an average after enough data points
AVERAGEX(
FILTER(
ALL ( FactDailyData),
__CurrentIndex>= FactDailyData[Index]
&&
__PrevIndex< FactDailyData[Index]
),
FactDailyData[Close*])
)```

This works as is since there's only one stock/index.  If there was more would have to add in something to the filters likes __CurrentStock = FactDailyData[Stock].  Just something to keep in mind.

Not a huge fan of filtering this table, so this maybe something better as a calculated column (done in power query or dax) or a dimension table with index and stock, or something along those lines.  But this method works:

Final Table: Here's the file:

https://1drv.ms/x/s!Amqd8ArUSwDS0Q2NWTxxU8HI9MIT

narejo Visitor

## Re: Moving Average Calculation

Worked for me with slight modification

original

===========

`Var __CurrentIndex = MAX ( FactDailyData[Index] )`

revised

`Var __CurrentIndex = FactDailyData[Index]`

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