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Same Period one year ago

I am trying to display data from the same date range a year ago. I have tried sameperiodlast year and parallelperiod but I am getting tripped up when the date range spans accross two years for example the user selects March 1, 2022 - March 1, 2023. I want to simultaneously display data from that date range and March 1, 2021 - March 1, 2022. However, crossing years seems to be confusing my measures. Any suggestions here?

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Hello @Jessica_Ballard,


Can you please try this:


1. Create a Measure for the Current Period

Sales_Current_Period = 

2. Create a Measure for the Same Period Last Year

Sales_Same_Period_Last_Year = 
    DATEADD('Date'[Date], -1, YEAR),
        'Date'[Date] >= DATEADD(MIN('Date'[Date]), -1, YEAR) &&
        'Date'[Date] <= DATEADD(MAX('Date'[Date]), -1, YEAR)

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Thanks so much! I am getting an error "the first arguement to 'DATEADD' must specify a column." but i am specifying columns...ever seen this?

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