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## Getting prior month data to display for current month?

Hello i am trying to display the prior month totals as a measure in a table where i am showing the totals by month and year... but my measure formula isn't working not sure why? Here is the formula:

Prior days = CALCULATE(SUM('Calendar'[Work Day]),PARALLELPERIOD('Calendar'[Date].[Date],-1,MONTH))

As you can see in the table below i want the 24 for january to show up in february and so on... but the formula above only returns that months totals...

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Microsoft Employee

HI @tahir9

```Prior days =
CALCULATE(
SUM('Calendar'[Work Day]),
ALL('Calendar'),
PREVIOUSMONTH('Calendar'[Date])
)```

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Microsoft Employee

HI @tahir9

```Prior days =
CALCULATE(
SUM('Calendar'[Work Day]),
ALL('Calendar'),
PREVIOUSMONTH('Calendar'[Date])
)```

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Frequent Visitor

that worked Phil! Thank you! Just curious if you could explain why that worked but my method did not... ?

Microsoft Employee

HI @tahir9

The magic function in my calculation is the ALL function.  This allows me to remove the implicit filtering being applied to the underlying dataset and have access to different rows.  If you do some internet searching for DAX Filter Context, there will be a bunch of articles or blogs that describe it.  I have a section in my book (aka.ms/practicalDAX) that you may also find useful.

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Frequent Visitor

Thanks Phil will check out your book as well as these other resources!

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