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## How to show 2 years on x axis of bar chart when displaying months only?

Currently my data set has random dates between 01/01/2016 - 09/05/2017.

I'd like to show the count of dates per month spanning from the beginning of 2016 - present 2017, at the moment the count for months from 2017 are combining with those from 2016 and only forming 12 months along the x axis, rather than 17 months including the additional 5 from 2017.

Can anybody help?

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Hi @HarryH

Try out the following

1. Create a column called YearMonthNumber as

YearMonthNumber = (Year('Sales'[Date])) * 12 + Month( 'Sales'[Date])

2. Create a column called MonthYear as

MonthYear = Format(Sales[Date],"mmm") & "-" & Format(Sales[Date],"yyyy")

3. Set the Sort by Coulmn for MonthYear to  YearMonthNumber

4.  Create a measure called DaysIntheMonth = DistinctCount(Sales[Date])

5. Now plot the barchart

with MonthYear as Axis and DaysIntheMonth as values.

6. You should get the Axis displayed for 17 months .

If this solves your issue please accept this as  a solution and also give KUDOS.

Cheers

CheenuSing

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Community Champion

Hi @HarryH

Try out the following

1. Create a column called YearMonthNumber as

YearMonthNumber = (Year('Sales'[Date])) * 12 + Month( 'Sales'[Date])

2. Create a column called MonthYear as

MonthYear = Format(Sales[Date],"mmm") & "-" & Format(Sales[Date],"yyyy")

3. Set the Sort by Coulmn for MonthYear to  YearMonthNumber

4.  Create a measure called DaysIntheMonth = DistinctCount(Sales[Date])

5. Now plot the barchart

with MonthYear as Axis and DaysIntheMonth as values.

6. You should get the Axis displayed for 17 months .

If this solves your issue please accept this as  a solution and also give KUDOS.

Cheers

CheenuSing

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Hello @CheenuSing,

Sorry to be a pain.

I have one extra question.

I have created my new charts and they are excellent with data from my spreadsheet.

For example I might have list of 100 lines.

30 renewals & 70 settlements over 19 months.

I might have another excel with 200 lines.

I have measure 200-30 = 170

170 is conquest.

I can't visual conquest with renewals in my new chart.

I can visual them only in normal 12 month chart by date.

Any idea how to sort this out?

Kind regards.

Andrej

Post Patron

Hello @CheenuSing

I am facing now same issue.

I have still ony problem with sorting.

What I am doing wrongly?

I have MonthYear in Axis & me % rate in Values

Thx

Community Champion

Refer to point 3.

3.  Set the Sort by Coulmn for MonthYear to  YearMonthNumber.

This should resolve displaying the MonthYear in the correct order.

Cheers

CheenuSing

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Hello @CheenuSing,

I didn't know how to do taht but now it is fine.

Very Usefull.

Thanks.

Andrej

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