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KenMann
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Is is necessary for Date table to Mark as date for calculation ?

Hi guys,

 

May I know, is it necessary to mark a date table as Date, before using it for some calculation, for example to use it in SAMEPERIODLASTYER or PREVIOUSYEAR or DATEADD(date, -1, year) ?

 

Since I tried all those 3 DAX with my measure but all return wrongly, mostly blank.

 

I have FactTable named FactInternetSales and it has column SalesAmount. The measure I created are:

Sales amount = SUM(FactInternetSales[SalesAmount])

Sales amount LY = CALCULATE([Sales amount], SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(Dates[Date])) or

Sales amount LY = CALCULATE([Sales amount], PREVIOUSYEAR(Dates[Date])) or

Sales amount LY = CALCULATE([Sales amount], DATEADD(Dates[Date], -1, year))

 

While the relationship is set between FactInternetSales[OrderDateKey] to Dates[DateKey]

 

Is it not working because I didn't mark the Dates table as Date ? 

 

Thanks,

 

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v-shex-msft
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Community Support

Hi @KenMann ,

Can you please share a pbix or some dummy data that keep the raw data structure with expected results? It should help us clarify your scenario and test to coding formula.

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Xiaoxin Sheng

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Hi Xiaoxin,

I would love to, but may I know how to change the storage mode to "Import" ?

I guess this is the way if we want to share the pbix, right ?

Currently it is on Mixed mode :

KenMann_0-1702308311746.png

 

I total won't mind about the data since it is on AdventureWorks and I'm on learning basis in Fabric.

A further explanation, the data set is from OneLakeHub, and all the tables is on Direct Query Mode ->

KenMann_1-1702308531173.png

 

Btw, I currently did change my Date dimension to "Mark as date table", but the DAX calculation is still not working. As in previous message, I'm creating my 2 measures like this :

1. Sales amount = SUM(FactInternetSales[SalesAmount])

2. Sales amount LY = CALCULATE([Sales amount], SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(Dates[Date])) or

    Sales amount LY = CALCULATE([Sales amount], PREVIOUSYEAR(Dates[Date])) or

    Sales amount LY = CALCULATE([Sales amount], DATEADD(Dates[Date], -1, year))

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg_Deckler
Super User
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@KenMann Maybe, but those functions are terrible. You may find this helpful - https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/To-bleep-With-Time-Intelligence/ba-p/1260000

Also, see if my Time Intelligence the Hard Way provides a different way of accomplishing what you are going for.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Time-Intelligence-quot-The-Hard-Way-quot-TIT...

 

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