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## Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

I have a month table and multiple columns representing month number based on financial year end date.

I can manually sort the month column based on those other columns. But I want it to sort automatically based on a column value from another table.

For example:

```Month	YearEnd_Jan	YearEnd_Feb	YearEnd_Mar
Jul	             06	             05	              04
Aug	             07	             06	              05
Sep	             08	             07	              06
Oct	             09	             08	              07
Nov	             10	             09	              08
Dec	             11	             10	              09
Jan	             12	             11	              10
Feb	             01	             12	              11
Mar	             02	             01	              12
Apr	             03	             02	              01
May	             04	             03	              02
Jun                05	             04	              03	```
```organisation  finanacial_year_end
ABC                            2    ```

I want to sort the Month column automatically from the first table by the column YearEnd_Feb since the second table has financial_year_end value 2.

Thank You

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Regular Visitor

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

I solved this by making the MonthNumber dynamic so that the Month can always be sorted by the same column.

First, I added a custom column with organisation name that comes from a parameter, then merged the table with Organisation table to expand the FinancialYearEndofMonth. Then, I added the MonthNumber custom column using the M query below and sorted the Month column by MonthNumber.

M query to make the Month Number dynamic:

```if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=1 then
if [Month] = "Feb"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 3
else if [Month] = "May"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=2 then
if [Month] = "Mar"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 2
else if [Month] = "May"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=3 then
if [Month] = "Apr"  then 1
else if [Month] = "May"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=4 then
if [Month] = "May"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=5 then
if [Month] = "Jun"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 11
else if [Month] = "May"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=6 then
if [Month] = "Jul"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 10
else if [Month] = "May"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=7 then
if [Month] = "Aug"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 9
else if [Month] = "May"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=8 then
if [Month] = "Sep"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 8
else if [Month] = "May"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=9 then
if [Month] = "Oct"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 7
else if [Month] = "May"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=10 then
if [Month] = "Nov"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 6
else if [Month] = "May"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=11 then
if [Month] = "Dec"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 5
else if [Month] = "May"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=12 then
if [Month] = "Jan"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 4
else if [Month] = "May"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else 0```
8 REPLIES 8
Microsoft

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

Hi @bjoshi, this is an intruiging question and I did have a bit of a play around with a column like your Month column being sorted by a calculated column.

I could partially get it to work but seemed to fall down when I tried to add the final condition of using a value from a filtered table.  With more time I may get this going but it will fall firmly in the hack/workaround camp.

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Regular Visitor

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

Hi @Phil_Seamark. Thank You for having a look at this problem. Please let me know if you found something.

Thank You

Microsoft

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

One idea could be to have 3 columns with 36 rows like so.

And join your other table to this using the MonthID, so when filtered, you only ever have 12 rows showing.

You can then probably sort [Month] by [Sort Order] to potentially get what you need.....  What do you think?

```Month	MonthID Sort Order
JAN	1	1
FEB	1	2
MAR	1	3
APR	1	4
MAY	1	5
JUN	1	6
JUL	1	7
AUG	1	8
SEP	1	9
OCT	1	10
NOV	1	11
DEC	1	12
JAN	2	7
FEB	2	8
MAR	2	9
APR	2	10
MAY	2	11
JUN	2	12
JUL	2	1
AUG	2	2
SEP	2	3
OCT	2	4
NOV	2	5
DEC	2	6
JAN	3	10
FEB	3	11
MAR	3	12
APR	3	1
MAY	3	2
JUN	3	3
JUL	3	4
AUG	3	5
SEP	3	6
OCT	3	7
NOV	3	8
DEC	3	9```

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Microsoft

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

Hmm, I don't think that will work for you sorry (the 36 row solution).  I just tried a quick test.

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Regular Visitor

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

Yea. And that the 3 months are just an example. The financial year end could be any month. So, will have to cater for 12 months.

Microsoft

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

Could try creating 3 different [Month] tables.  Each one sorted as appropriate and then using the USERELATIONSHIP function to pick the appropriate one based on the filter.

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Regular Visitor

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

That sounds like a good idea. I am not really sure how USERELATIONSHIP works.

In this case, how would you choose which Month table among all the table to use in the axis.??

Regular Visitor

## Re: Sorting Month Automatically Based on Financial Year End

I solved this by making the MonthNumber dynamic so that the Month can always be sorted by the same column.

First, I added a custom column with organisation name that comes from a parameter, then merged the table with Organisation table to expand the FinancialYearEndofMonth. Then, I added the MonthNumber custom column using the M query below and sorted the Month column by MonthNumber.

M query to make the Month Number dynamic:

```if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=1 then
if [Month] = "Feb"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 3
else if [Month] = "May"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=2 then
if [Month] = "Mar"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 2
else if [Month] = "May"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=3 then
if [Month] = "Apr"  then 1
else if [Month] = "May"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=4 then
if [Month] = "May"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=5 then
if [Month] = "Jun"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 11
else if [Month] = "May"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=6 then
if [Month] = "Jul"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 10
else if [Month] = "May"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=7 then
if [Month] = "Aug"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 9
else if [Month] = "May"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=8 then
if [Month] = "Sep"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 8
else if [Month] = "May"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=9 then
if [Month] = "Oct"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 7
else if [Month] = "May"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=10 then
if [Month] = "Nov"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 6
else if [Month] = "May"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=11 then
if [Month] = "Dec"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Jan"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 4
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 5
else if [Month] = "May"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else if[FinancialYearEndMonth]=12 then
if [Month] = "Jan"  then 1
else if [Month] = "Feb"  then 2
else if [Month] = "Mar"  then 3
else if [Month] = "Apr"  then 4
else if [Month] = "May"  then 5
else if [Month] = "Jun"  then 6
else if [Month] = "Jul"  then 7
else if [Month] = "Aug"  then 8
else if [Month] = "Sep"  then 9
else if [Month] = "Oct"  then 10
else if [Month] = "Nov"  then 11
else if [Month] = "Dec"  then 12
else if [Month] = null then 0
else 0
else 0```

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