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Helper IV

Can't Get DatesinPeriod to Work properly


I'm using the below DAX 

Costs last 2 months = calculate ( [Total Costs to Date], DATESINPERIOD(MK_Job_LedgerEntries[Posting_Date], max(MK_Job_LedgerEntries[Posting_Date]), -2, MONTH ))
My issue is that when I apply the measure against a Table that also has the Job Number it is using the Max Date of the posting against that Job and working back 2 months from there. I want it to calculate the Max date based on Today's date, not the most recent posting date against that job.
For example, if the last cost posted against a Job was 31/12/2022 - then it is giving me costs for the period 01/11/2022 to 31/12/2022. I actually want it to give me Zero as there has been no costs posted since 31/12/2022.
The Max Date needs to refer to today as an absolute value. i have tried various things like creating a Column for Today's date in the table but that is not working for me either.
I really need help on this one.
Thanks in advance. 
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Sean-OReilly ,


Please try this measure.

Costs last 2 months = 
    [Total Costs to Date],

Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

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Hi @v-tangjie-msft 

Thanks for coming back to me.

Unfortunatley it did not work. It just comes back Blank


Here is what i tried 

Costs last 2 months v2 = calculate ( [Total Costs to Date], DATESINPERIOD(MK_Job_LedgerEntries[Posting_Date], today(), -2, MONTH ))


Helper IV
Helper IV

Should Add A Column instead of Using a Measure ?

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