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rcooper7766
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Creating a Filtered result as a measure

Hello, i am really new to Power Bi and this is 

Probably an easy answer and im sorry for my basic knowledge

 

So I am trying to compare current month and Previous month and created the below table

 

1st Day of month

Number of applications

Is Current Month

Is Previous month

Apr-23

76

Other

Other

May-23

74

Other

Other

Jun-23

77

Other

Other

Jul-23

80

Other

Other

Aug-23

79

Other

Other

Sep-23

83

Other

Other

Oct-23

84

Other

Other

Nov-23

78

Other

Other

Dec-23

83

Other

Other

Jan-24

83

Other

Other

Feb-24

89

Other

Other

Mar-24

97

Other

Previous Month

Apr-24

95

Current

Other

May-24

0

Other

Other

Jun-24

0

Other

Other

Jul-24

0

Other

Other

Aug-24

0

Other

Other

Sep-24

0

Other

Other

Oct-24

0

Other

Other

Nov-24

0

Other

Other

Dec-24

0

Other

Other

Jan-25

0

Other

Other

 

Using a card I can add a filter to show the current month and last month -  i understand that bit 

What I want to do is have a measure called “CurrentmonthMD” and “PreviousmonthMD” So I can then calculate differences and comparisons etc rather than the manual filters on the card 

 

Hope this makes sense

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MNedix
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Solution Supplier

Hi,

As a quick solution you can create the two measures below, calculate the variance and put them in a table. However, since you have dates then go in the future, the "default" state will show 0, since the measures look at the last date in the table. This could be mitigated by 1. in your data keep only the dates/month until today, 2. keep the "0" values as blanks /null and throw a LASTNONBLANK in the mix or 3. filter the date in the calculation to max today.

 

MTD = CALCULATE(sum('Table'[Number of applications]),DATESMTD('Table'[1st Day of month]))

pMTD = CALCULATE([MTD],DATEADD('Table'[1st Day of month],-1,MONTH))

Variance = [MTD]-[pMTD]

 

I've added a date slider and adjusted it in each screenshot for demonstration.

 

If this solves your problem then please mark it as the solution so others can see it.

Filtered_result_1.jpgFiltered_result_2.jpgFiltered_result_3.jpg

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MNedix
Solution Supplier
Solution Supplier

Hi,

As a quick solution you can create the two measures below, calculate the variance and put them in a table. However, since you have dates then go in the future, the "default" state will show 0, since the measures look at the last date in the table. This could be mitigated by 1. in your data keep only the dates/month until today, 2. keep the "0" values as blanks /null and throw a LASTNONBLANK in the mix or 3. filter the date in the calculation to max today.

 

MTD = CALCULATE(sum('Table'[Number of applications]),DATESMTD('Table'[1st Day of month]))

pMTD = CALCULATE([MTD],DATEADD('Table'[1st Day of month],-1,MONTH))

Variance = [MTD]-[pMTD]

 

I've added a date slider and adjusted it in each screenshot for demonstration.

 

If this solves your problem then please mark it as the solution so others can see it.

Filtered_result_1.jpgFiltered_result_2.jpgFiltered_result_3.jpg

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