Skip to main content
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Find everything you need to get certified on Fabric—skills challenges, live sessions, exam prep, role guidance, and more. Get started

New Member

Comparing current year monthly data with previous years

I'm very new to Power BI, so please excuse me if this is a very basic question. I have a stacked column chart showing monthly activity in a few ledger accounts by month (one column per month, stacking on GL accounts). I would like it to compare this monthly data with data from months of previous years. However, if I expand my filter to include older dates, it does give me additional columns but in chronological order. I've tried the clustered chart, but then I lose the stacking ability (not to mention that it clusters on ledger account and not year).


Is there some way I can do this? Thanks for any help you can provide!






In this scenario, you can create another measure to calcualte the same month data in previous year with PARALLELPERIOD() function. Then you just need to include both Current and Previous fields into Value.





@jonarm9 First, you'll need a date table if you don't have one. Second, you can refer to this thread as you will need to create a DAX calculation to visualize the Year over Year values.


Looking for more Power BI tips, tricks & tools? Check out the site I co-own with Mike Carlo. Also, if you are near SE WI? Join our PUG Milwaukee Brew City PUG

Helpful resources

Europe Fabric Conference

Europe’s largest Microsoft Fabric Community Conference

Join the community in Stockholm for expert Microsoft Fabric learning including a very exciting keynote from Arun Ulag, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data.

Power BI Carousel June 2024

Power BI Monthly Update - June 2024

Check out the June 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

RTI Forums Carousel3

New forum boards available in Real-Time Intelligence.

Ask questions in Eventhouse and KQL, Eventstream, and Reflex.