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alpelaez1 Visitor

MultiYear in axis by month/quarter etc

I am suprised that power bi cannot display multiyears in months by default. I have a data that describes a process. Each items in the process have to go through multiple steps and everytime it moves it capture the date, so we can calculate how long it took in each step and at the ent the total cycle time.

When I select dates a x axis, and any of the realted dimension it consolidates, first by year, then Q, month and day, but after month it aggregates the measure by 12 months............ I wnat to show the full 24 or 36 months in the X axis. I research and it come with solutin about creating date tables, if this is a self service BI tool, that should be a very basic function. Am I missing something here? I am working on evaluating multiple BI tools to select the one to be implemented in this company, and really it is the only one that I see with this behavior. Other tools are Tableau and DOMO

v-jiascu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: MultiYear in axis by month/quarter etc

Hi @alpelaez1,


There are many approaches.

1. If the original data table has a year-month column.

2. Add a calculated column of year-month.

Column = FORMAT([Date], "yyyy-mm")


3. Expend to year-month. (if you don't want the quarter part, you can delete it)



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Hawkeye Frequent Visitor
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Re: MultiYear in axis by month/quarter etc

This is really useful thanks - do you know if there's a way to change this around so it lists quarters as opposed to months though? I can't see anything in the standard guidance, but could be missing something.



Hawkeye Frequent Visitor
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Re: MultiYear in axis by month/quarter etc

Might have answered this myself with this post and using a date table

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