I cant use a date table for various reasons but I cant make it work how to get previous month sales without the date time intelligence.
What i want is when the user selects 2019 and month 1 he sees the sales of 2018 and month 12 next to it.
Whats the replacement for Calculate(SUM(sales), dateadd(date, month, -1) if the date table isnt there?
I have only one table with my sales and companies.
I tried using calculate(SUM(table (sales), filter(table(monthyear)= selectedvalue(monthyear) -1 but this doesnt show me nothing , just 0s. Any ideas?
Having looked at your file, here's what I recommend.
Define a new calculated column:
EoM = EOMONTH ( Data[Date], 0 )
Then a measure:
PrevMonthSum = VAR PrevMonthEnd = EOMONTH ( SELECTEDVALUE ( Data[EoM] ), -1 ) RETURN CALCULATE ( SUM ( Data[Amount] ), ALLSELECTED ( Data ), Data[EoM] = PrevMonthEnd )
Thanks to both of you! I tried both but the problem was that the first solution @Jihwan_Kim doesnt give me any values, I guess its because of the ALL (table) as I have to show also other entities in the table. I tried to remove that but that didnt do anything either. I only get blanks.
@AlexisOlson When I try your measure it gives me values but when I select month beginning like 2020 and month 1, it doesnt show the previous year month value ( it should show month 12 and year 2019) , it just shows blank. I have a filter on the page where I have monthyear when the measure works but as the user wants the date slicer in the format of Jan-2020 , then below measuer wont show me anything although the Jan-2020 is sorted by monthyear. Not sure how to resolve this?
What does your [monthyear] column look like? If it's an integer like 201912, then subtracting 1 from 202001 definitely doesn't give the right result. I'd suggest working with a column that's the last day of the month so you can use EOMONTH to shift dates. You might need to create a new calculated column for this but I can't tell you quite how to write one without knowing what [monthyear] looks like.
Thank you for your feedback.
I think the reason that my solution gives a result in my model and it does not give any result in your model is because my model and yours are different.
Without knowing your model, I can only rely on my imagination and I have to create something new.
HI @Jihwan_Kim ,
I just added some dummy data where there is a date slicer int he format of aug 2021 etc and I tried your measures , but it doesnt give me any values? What am I doing wrong?
I just have the file here ; https://github.com/userdata21/test/blob/main/previous%20month.pbix
Thank you for your message.
Please try to fix the measure like below.
I think RIGHT function and LEFT function are missplaced.
Mine is starting with month number, but yours is starting with year number.
Previous month sales : =
VAR yearnumber =
INT ( LEFT ( SELECTEDVALUE ( Data[Sort month year] ), 4 ) )
VAR monthnumber =
INT ( RIGHT ( SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Data'[Sort month year] ), 2 ) )
VAR currentyearmonthnumber = yearnumber * 12 + monthnumber
ALL ( Data ),
INT ( LEFT ( SELECTEDVALUE ( Data[Sort month year] ), 4 ) ) * 12
+ INT ( RIGHT ( SELECTEDVALUE ( Data[Sort month year] ), 2 ) )
) = currentyearmonthnumber - 1
If you have a column for soring a monthyear column, it will be much easier to author DAX measure.
I assume you do not have a column for sorting a monthyear column, and monthyear column is a text type.
In that case, please check the below.
You need something to remove or replace the current month filter context.
Try something this:
PrevMonthSum = VAR SelectedMonthYear = SELECTEDVALUE ( table1[monthyear] ) RETURN CALCULATE ( SUM ( table1[sales] ), table1[monthyear] = SelectedMonthYear - 1 )
SumPrevMonth = CALCULATE ( SUM ( table1[sales] ), FILTER ( ALL ( table1[monthyear] ), table1[monthyear] = SELECTEDVALUE ( table1[monthyear] ) - 1 ) )
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