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jakemorris606
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KPI Comparison based on previous data entry in dataset

Good Morning,

 

I am working on a KPI card for our monlthy loss time injury rate, this figure is only entered once per month, i want the card to give a comparssion based on the last month to show if its trending up or down,

jakemorris606_0-1660459939703.png

 

i am using 'last' indicator to get the last result entered (as these are only entered monthly the last figure will always be the most up to date, however for my comparrison data there is only the option for first which will not work.

 

jakemorris606_1-1660460114333.png

 

is there any way i can target the entry above the most recent entry, so i can always compair against the second to last entry in the dataset?

 

any help would be appreciated

 

 

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speedramps
Super User
Super User

It is best practice to use a Calandar table for all Power BI date logic

see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtYn1hfdSAM

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVLaVLluYE

and all the other Calandar training modules ... they are free !

 

Then your answer will be something like  ....

Distinct Count MTD = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT(Injury[(InjuryID]),
Calendar(MonthOffset) = 0)

Distinct Count previous month = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT(Injury[(InjuryID]),

Calendar(MonthOffset) = -1)

Distinct Count YTD = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT(Injury[(InjuryID]),
Calendar(YearOffset) = 0)

Distinct Count previous quarter = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT(Injury[(InjuryID]),
Calendar(QuarterOffset) = -1)

 

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I put in a lot of effort to help you, now please quickly help me by giving kudos.

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jakemorris606
Frequent Visitor

thanks for the reply, i used this method Get Value from Previous Row using Power Query - BI Gorilla 🙂 

speedramps
Super User
Super User

It is best practice to use a Calandar table for all Power BI date logic

see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtYn1hfdSAM

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVLaVLluYE

and all the other Calandar training modules ... they are free !

 

Then your answer will be something like  ....

Distinct Count MTD = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT(Injury[(InjuryID]),
Calendar(MonthOffset) = 0)

Distinct Count previous month = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT(Injury[(InjuryID]),

Calendar(MonthOffset) = -1)

Distinct Count YTD = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT(Injury[(InjuryID]),
Calendar(YearOffset) = 0)

Distinct Count previous quarter = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT(Injury[(InjuryID]),
Calendar(QuarterOffset) = -1)

 

Thanks for reaching out for help.

I put in a lot of effort to help you, now please quickly help me by giving kudos.

Remeber we are unpaid volunteers and here to coach you with Power BI and DAX skills and techniques, not do the users job for them. So please click the thumbs up and accept as solution button. 

If you give someone a fish then you only give them one meal, but if you teach them how to fish then they can feed themselves and teach others for a lifetime.  I prefer to teach members on this forum techniques rather give full solutions and do their job. You can then adapt the technique for your solution, learn some DAX skills for next time and soon become a Power BI Super User like me. 

One question per ticket please. If you need to extend your request then please raise a new ticket.

You will get a quicker response and each volunteer solver will get the kudos they deserve. Thank you ! 

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