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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

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!

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Employee

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.

Employee

Hi @bel18,

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

Can you share a dummy sample?

Best Regards,
Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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