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## Using a date filter in CALCULATE

Hi all,

I am trying to use a measure to create a baseline calculation. Ideally it would automatically use the last full year of data (2018 for now) but I would be happy with it just being hard-set on 2018. The year right now is in a date heirarchy along with the month and day so I am a little unclear if it is possible to access this in a filter without copying the column in query editor and the separating it using commas.

Here's the formula I have now which is not returning anything.

Thanks!
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## Re: Using a date filter in CALCULATE

Datesytd, totalytd can give you YTD. But you need to make sure input is a date.

In case you want filter year =2018. then you can use DATE[DATE].YEAR =2018 in filter.

Year Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),DATESYTD('Date'[Date]))

Year Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),'Date'[Date].year=2018))

Also prefer to a calendar, most date calculation work best with calendar.

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## Re: Using a date filter in CALCULATE

@ruliana for time intelligence calculations it is advised to have date calendar in your model and run all calculations from there. There are many posts to achieve this. For now, you can remove .year from your formula and see if it works.

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## Re: Using a date filter in CALCULATE

Thanks,

I'll work on adding a date table, but for now I removed the .[YEAR] and got this error

Error Message:
MdxScript(Model) (9, 132) Calculation error in measure 'WEEKLY Tbl_MV_TM_VENDOR_PURCHASE'[2018 Baseline (QTY)]: A date column containing duplicate dates was specified in the call to function 'DATESYTD'. This is not supported.

Is there another date/year function that would work better than DATESYTD?

Super Contributor

## Re: Using a date filter in CALCULATE

Datesytd, totalytd can give you YTD. But you need to make sure input is a date.

In case you want filter year =2018. then you can use DATE[DATE].YEAR =2018 in filter.

Year Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),DATESYTD('Date'[Date]))

Year Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),'Date'[Date].year=2018))

Also prefer to a calendar, most date calculation work best with calendar.

Appreciate your Kudos. In case, this is the solution you are looking for, mark it as the Solution. In case it does not help, please provide additional information and mark me with @
Thanks.

My Recent Blog - https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/Comparing-Data-Across-Date-Ranges/ba-p/823601

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