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carlovsky
Helper II
Helper II

Time Intelligence Functions alternative

Hello community,

 

I have a question

 

SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR function returns the exact value of the current measure on the context of the filter(year, quarter, month or day)

 

Now imagine that today = 16/05/2023 and I have a table at year/month level from 2023-01 to 2023-05.

 

What I want is dax to compute full month comparison based on max date from my dim date.

Basically, if my current max is 16-05-2023, sameperiodlastyear will work great from Jan-Apr, But in May it will compute full month from May-2022

 

How can I prevent that ?

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FreemanZ
Super User
Super User

Hi @carlovsky ,

 

not sure if i fully get you, but you can add additional date filter argument, like:

SalesLY = 
VAR _lastday = MAXX(ALL(data[date]), data[date])   //similar to today()
VAR _result = CALCULATE(
    SUM(data[sales]),
    SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(dates[date]),
    dates[date]<=EDATE(_lastday, -12)
)
RETURN _result

for a data table like:

date sales
1/1/2022 1
1/21/2022 1
2/10/2022 1
3/2/2022 1
3/22/2022 1
4/11/2022 1
5/1/2022 1
5/21/2022 1
6/10/2022 1
6/30/2022 1
7/20/2022 1
8/9/2022 1
8/29/2022 1
9/18/2022 1
10/8/2022 1
10/28/2022 1
11/17/2022 1
12/7/2022 1
12/27/2022 1
1/16/2023 1
2/5/2023 1
2/25/2023 1
3/17/2023 1
4/6/2023 1
4/26/2023 1
5/16/2023 1

 

it worked like:

FreemanZ_1-1701394185059.png

 

find more in the attachment. 

 

 

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FreemanZ
Super User
Super User

Hi @carlovsky ,

 

not sure if i fully get you, but you can add additional date filter argument, like:

SalesLY = 
VAR _lastday = MAXX(ALL(data[date]), data[date])   //similar to today()
VAR _result = CALCULATE(
    SUM(data[sales]),
    SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(dates[date]),
    dates[date]<=EDATE(_lastday, -12)
)
RETURN _result

for a data table like:

date sales
1/1/2022 1
1/21/2022 1
2/10/2022 1
3/2/2022 1
3/22/2022 1
4/11/2022 1
5/1/2022 1
5/21/2022 1
6/10/2022 1
6/30/2022 1
7/20/2022 1
8/9/2022 1
8/29/2022 1
9/18/2022 1
10/8/2022 1
10/28/2022 1
11/17/2022 1
12/7/2022 1
12/27/2022 1
1/16/2023 1
2/5/2023 1
2/25/2023 1
3/17/2023 1
4/6/2023 1
4/26/2023 1
5/16/2023 1

 

it worked like:

FreemanZ_1-1701394185059.png

 

find more in the attachment. 

 

 

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