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Anonymous
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SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR without proper calendar

Hi Everyone!

Could you please help with the current problem:

I try to use SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR formula and my calendar has no any information about days (cause I get just monthly sales) and it looks like this (below it's just a part, I have 2020-2022 period). PERIOD_KEY - it's a date format I get from vendor, so I've created another 4 column to define year and month (first day of month). And when I try to use this formula nothing happens: 

LAST_PERIOD = CALCULATE([TOTAL_SALES_pack],SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(Periods[Date]))

PERIOD_KEYYEARMonthDateQrtMonth_№
2020012020Jan01.01.2020Q11
2020022020Feb01.02.2020Q12
2020032020Mar01.03.2020Q13
2020042020Apr01.04.2020Q24
2020052020May01.05.2020Q25
2020062020Jun01.06.2020Q26
2020072020Jul01.07.2020Q37
2020082020Aug01.08.2020Q38
Thank you in advance and hug you!:-)
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@Anonymous , No, JUst mark that as date table. There can few reason it can still fail

 

refer https://amitchandak.medium.com/power-bi-5-key-points-to-make-time-intelligence-successful-bd52912a5bd4

 

Why Time Intelligence Fails - Powerbi 5 Savior Steps for TI :https://youtu.be/OBf0rjpp5Hw


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amitchandak
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@Anonymous , Use date table

LAST_PERIOD = CALCULATE([TOTAL_SALES_pack],SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(Date[Date]))

 

Why Time Intelligence Fails - Powerbi 5 Savior Steps for TI :https://youtu.be/OBf0rjpp5Hw
https://amitchandak.medium.com/power-bi-5-key-points-to-make-time-intelligence-successful-bd52912a5bd4
To get the best of the time intelligence function. Make sure you have a date calendar and it has been marked as the date in model view. Also, join it with the date column of your fact/s. Refer :radacad sqlbi My Video Series Appreciate your Kudos.

 

Anonymous
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Hi, thank you!

The thing is Period this is my date table or I need to rename it as Date?

@Anonymous , No, JUst mark that as date table. There can few reason it can still fail

 

refer https://amitchandak.medium.com/power-bi-5-key-points-to-make-time-intelligence-successful-bd52912a5bd4

 

Why Time Intelligence Fails - Powerbi 5 Savior Steps for TI :https://youtu.be/OBf0rjpp5Hw


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