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bel18
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Calculate and Display Sum of Count Over Time

New to PowerBI and looking for help creating a line graph that compares the number of applications over 12 months for different years. I feel like it should be easy and I'm missing something.

Here is the data I have in my table:

AppID: an auto-increment number that I've been using COUNT for for total apps

App Created Date: mm-dd-yyyy

Academic Year

Term

Basically, what I am looking to do is say, ok, for AY 16-17, on Sept 15 we have X total number of apps, this year we have X total number, etc.

I am able to create the line graph based on counts but it only shows the count of apps created on any given day, not total.

Been trying for a while and really struggling, any help or resources greatly appreciated!table.PNG

 

 

 

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v-jiascu-msft
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Hi @bel18,

 

What's the expected result? What should the total be? If the X-axis is months, the count is counting the data of all the month, which is a total in some way.

 

Best Regards,

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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I'm realizing that this is more complicated than I initially anticipated it being.  I was able to create  a "Cumuliative Total" measure that gets me the information that I need in chart form.  From what I can gather, to achieve what I want, I need to do a second calculate measure that is the difference between the **bleep**. total of this year's applications versus last year's and should be able to use that.  

 

However, here is the complication:  we're a university, so our application cycle runs on an academic year, not a calendar year, so our year is August 1 - July 31 in terms of measuring and counting applications.  

 

This is my very crude representation of what what my ultimate goal is - to see where we stand on total number of applications at any given point compared to previous years. 

application tracking.png

Hi @bel18,

 

You can use the fiscal dates instead. Please refer to the snapshot below. 

Can you share a dummy sample?

Calculate_and_Display_Sum_of_Count_Over_Time

 

Best Regards,
Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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