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Quarter over Quarter variance measure/column for table with quarter end amounts by account.

I have a table that lists quarter-end account balances by account and business group and I'd like to create a measure or column that shows the quarter-over-quarter balance change for each company/account combo (e.g., Group A, Account 10000 quarter-over-quarter change is \$500 in Q2).

I've tried various formulas using the calculate function, but these don't work if I don't apply aggregation (SUM and SUMX are what I've tried) to the AMOUNT column. The aggregations seem to mess up the results. I either get blank values or duplicate amount values. I think it's because the amounts don't need to be aggregated. They're already aggregated values.

How can I do a simple subtraction based on quarterly dates without having to aggregate my amount column?

The formula(and similar variations) I've tried:

``````VAR CurrentAmt = TABLE1[AMOUNT]
VAR PrevAmt = CALCULATE(SUM(TABLE1[AMOUNT]), PREVIOUSQUARTER(TABLE1[DATE].[DATE])
RETURN = CurrentAmt - PrevAmt``````

Table example:

 Group Account Q End Amount Quarter A 100000 \$2000 3/31/22 A 200000 \$3000 3/31/22 B 100000 \$4000 3/31/22 B 200000 \$5000 3/31/22
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Hi @garrettmindrup  - Did you manage to resolve this? If so, could you please share the solution?

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@garrettmindrup , Always use date table marked as date table joined with your table

VAR CurrentAmt = TABLE1[AMOUNT]
VAR PrevAmt = CALCULATE(SUM(TABLE1[AMOUNT]), PREVIOUSQUARTER(Date[DATE])
RETURN = CurrentAmt - PrevAmt

Also do not use .Date

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Thanks, @amitchandak. I tried your solution and did not get the result I was expecting.

Here's what I did:

• Created a date table and marked it as a date table
• Created a relationship between the [Date] column in my date table and the [Quarters_Column] column in my accounts table (Originally ref'd as table1[Date] above).
• Used the DAX formula you referenced, utilizing the [Date] field from the date table.

``````Quarterly_Change =
VAR PREVAMOUNT = CALCULATE(SUM(AccountBalances[Period Value in Group Currency]), PREVIOUSQUARTER(Date_Table[Date]))
VAR CURRAMOUNT = AccountBalances[Period Value in Group Currency]
RETURN CURRAMOUNT - PREVAMOUNT ``````

The results are returning the current quarter amount rather than the variance from the previous quarter. The below screenshot shows an example. I'm wanting it to calculate (\$2,329,916.31) - \$4,429,234.68 and return \$(6,759,150.99).

Any idea on what else I could try?

Date table:

Relationship between Amounts Table and Date Table:

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