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stellion17
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Avoiding Circular Dependency when Calculating Inventory Projection

Table.pngIMG2.pngIMG1.pngIMG3.pngI am soliciting forecast feedback from users for a product/location/futuredate combination and am trying to merge this feedback with an replenishment table to be able to show a monthly projected inventory balance in PowerBI. Example Formula (as would be calculated in Excel): Month 1 Figure = InitialInventory + SumInboundPOsMonth1 - ForecastMonth1. Month 2 = Month 1 Figure + SumInboundPOMonth2 - ForecastMonth2. Month 3 = Month 2 Figure + SumInboundPOMonth3 - ForecastMonth3, etc.

My issue in PowerBI is that I continue to run into circular dependency issues when referring to the forecast from the month prior in PowerBI. I've tried creating separate tables, calculated columns, measures, etc to no avail

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Ashish_Mathur
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Super User

Hi,

I have solved a similar problem in the attached files.

Hope these help.


Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/

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Ashish_Mathur
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Super User

Hi,

I have solved a similar problem in the attached files.

Hope these help.


Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/
v-junyant-msft
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Community Support

Hi @stellion17 ,

DAX cannot reference the data in the previous row, i.e., DAX cannot implement iteration.

vjunyantmsft_0-1719974047068.png


But based on the information you provided, perhaps you can modify your formula to:
Month 1 Figure = InitialInventory + SumInboundPOsMonth1 - ForecastMonth1
Month 2 Figure = InitialInventor + ( SumInboundPOsMonth1 + SumInboundPOMonth2 ) - ( ForecastMonth1 + ForecastMonth2 )
Month 3 Figure = InitialInventor + ( SumInboundPOsMonth1 + SumInboundPOMonth2 + SumInboundPOMonth3 ) - ( ForecastMonth1 + ForecastMonth2 + ForecastMonth3 )
...............
As long as all the data in your SumInboundPOsMonth and ForecastMonth columns are present.

Or you can use List.Accumulate or List.Generate in Power Query, two M functions that enable iteration.

Best Regards,
Dino Tao
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