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ERing
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Helper V

How can I create a Month & Year column to sort data by from separate month and year columns?

I have date data with my month and year like below. My problem is that my time series charts are all in the wrong order. 

 

I'm struggling to create a month and year format that will allow me to sort correctly. Any ideas?

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amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@ERing , You can create a new column like

 

Year month = [Year]*100 + [Month]

 

Year month Name = format(date([Year], [Month], 1), "MMM-YYYY")

 

If you want a second one, mark the first as a sort column for the first

How to Create Sort Column and Solve Related Errors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK1zu4MBb-c

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lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Please read about ISO-8601.  The year MUST ALWAYS come first.  Ignore at your own peril.

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v-jiewu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @ERing ,

Please try the following methods and check if they can solve your problem:

1.Create the simple table.

vjiewumsft_0-1709630557344.png

2.Create the month and year column.

 

YearMonth = FORMAT('Date'[Date], "YYYY/MM")

 

3.Drag the column into the column chart visual.

vjiewumsft_1-1709630592863.png

4.The result is shown below.

vjiewumsft_2-1709630601003.png

vjiewumsft_3-1709630608092.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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v-jiewu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @ERing ,

Please try the following methods and check if they can solve your problem:

1.Create the simple table.

vjiewumsft_0-1709630557344.png

2.Create the month and year column.

 

YearMonth = FORMAT('Date'[Date], "YYYY/MM")

 

3.Drag the column into the column chart visual.

vjiewumsft_1-1709630592863.png

4.The result is shown below.

vjiewumsft_2-1709630601003.png

vjiewumsft_3-1709630608092.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Please read about ISO-8601.  The year MUST ALWAYS come first.  Ignore at your own peril.

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@ERing , You can create a new column like

 

Year month = [Year]*100 + [Month]

 

Year month Name = format(date([Year], [Month], 1), "MMM-YYYY")

 

If you want a second one, mark the first as a sort column for the first

How to Create Sort Column and Solve Related Errors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK1zu4MBb-c

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