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mohammedkhan Regular Visitor
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Year on Year Change in Population

I have Country, Year and Total Population Measure in the population Table,

I want to know the difference of Population Year on Year in figures as well as in percentage)

 

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I have tried mention below attempts.

Created the 
(mention below date year is into the different table where i have connected it with population) the formula doesnt give any error but when 

Attempt #1 
PrevisouYear Pop = [Total Population] - PREVIOUSYEAR('Date'[Year])

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Attempt # 2 
Same Period Last Year pop = CALCULATE(SUM(Populat[Population]) - CALCULATE(SUM(Populat[Population]),SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR('Date'[Year])))
 
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Attempt #3
 
Created 1st Measure  
TotalPopulationLY = CALCULATE([Total Population], SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR('Date'[Year]))
Created 2nd Measure
Diff B/w LYPop = IF(ISBLANK([TotalPopulationLY]), BLANK(), [Total Population] - [TotalPopulationLY])
 
Dragged the Diff B/w LYPop and still shows me the same error 
 
regards,
Muhammad
 
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MoOv Regular Visitor
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Re: Year on Year Change in Population

Hello Muhammad,

 

SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR requires a column containing dates. Your 'Date'[Year] column does probably not contain date values. Try using 'Date'[Date] (if possible) instead.

 

Regards,

Moritz

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MoOv Regular Visitor
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Re: Year on Year Change in Population

Hello Muhammad,

 

SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR requires a column containing dates. Your 'Date'[Year] column does probably not contain date values. Try using 'Date'[Date] (if possible) instead.

 

Regards,

Moritz

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mohammedkhan Regular Visitor
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Re: Year on Year Change in Population

Wow, this worked, thank you Moov 

mohammedkhan Regular Visitor
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Re: Year on Year Change in Population

How should i get the difference for each year? @MoOv 

MoOv Regular Visitor
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Re: Year on Year Change in Population

I am not sure what you mean. If you drag the measure into the visual, does it not display the correct difference for each year? 

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