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Post Prodigy
Post Prodigy

Chart is not affected by the filters

I had a requirement to create a chart which would give 3 years based on user selection (so user selects 05.2018 and I got axis of 05.2016, 05.2017, 05.2018 etc). for that purpose I had to create 2nd calendar without connection to anything to let it be an axis, and the measure is 

Last 3 year HC =
VAR _CurrentYear = YEAR(MAX('Calendar'[Date]))
VAR _CurrnetMonth = MONTH(MAX('Calendar'[Date]))
VAR _DateTable =
                             Calendar2[YEAR] <= _CurrentYear && Calendar2[YEAR] > _CurrentYear -3
                             && Calendar2[MONTH] = _CurrnetMonth
VAR _Relation =
VAR _Result =

works like charm on calendar slicer, but when I want to slice by other columns like idk Department, Gender etc.. the chart stay as it is.. is there any way to enable filtering and still maintain chart being 2 years prior?

My solution to that is just to REMOVEFILTERS from entire calendar table, not only column Year and/or month so REMOVEFILTERS('Calendar') solves the problem

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Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @Pbiuserr ,

I created a sample pbix file(see attachment) for you, please check whether that is what you want.

1. Create one calendar table

2.Create a measure  as below:

Measure = 
VAR _selym =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Calendar'[YearMonth] )
VAR _year =
    VALUE ( LEFT ( _selym, 4 ) )
VAR _month =
    VALUE ( RIGHT ( _selym, 2 ) )
        SUM ( 'Table'[Sales] ),
        FILTER (
            YEAR ( 'Table'[Date] ) <= _year
                && YEAR ( 'Table'[Date] ) >= _year - 2
                && MONTH ( 'Table'[Date] ) = _month


If the above one can't help you get the desired result, please provide some sample data in your tables (exclude sensitive data) with Text format and your expected result with backend logic and special examples. It is better if you can share a simplified pbix file. You can refer the following link to upload the file to the community. Thank you.

How to upload PBI in Community

Best Regards

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

My solution to that is just to REMOVEFILTERS from entire calendar table, not only column Year and/or month so REMOVEFILTERS('Calendar') solves the problem

Super User
Super User

The issue is the REMOVEFILTERS - that is clearing all filters across all tables, so its ignoring any slicers. As you said that your new table isn't connected to anything else then it wouldn't be filtering anything else, you may be able to remove the REMOVEFILTERS altogether. 

If there are specific tables or columns you want to remain as active filters then you could specify them in ALLEXCEPT calls, or if there are specific tables from which you do want to remove filters then specify those inside the REMOVEFILTERS

So it would be like 

VAR _Result =
                                       REMOVEFILTERS( ALLEXCEPT ( FactTable, FactTable[Category]))
this will make FactTable[Category] in slicer make changes to chart?
Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

@Pbiuserr - The REMOVEFILTERS will remove filters.  Consider changing to REMOVEFILTERS( 'Calendar'[Year],'Calendar'[Month] )?

REMOVEFILTERS( 'Calendar'[Year],'Calendar'[Month] ) or just REMOVEFILTERS( 'Calendar'[Year]) makes chart filter only selected period on filter (not giving years back)

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