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## Measure does not work when applied as calculated column formula

Hi,

I have a simple table :

I need to add a column that contains sales of the previous year. I can easily calculate it with a measure like this:

``````Amount previous year =
CALCULATE( sum ( tSales[Sales] ),
FILTER( ALL(tSales), tSales[Year] = MAX( tSales[Year])  - 1 )
) ``````

The result is this:
However when I try to put this formula into a calculated column, it produces blank column. Why is it not working in calculated column?
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Super User

@gvg try this for calculated column

``````Prev Year =
VAR __prevYear = Sales[Year] - 1
RETURN
CALCULATE ( SUM ( Sales[Amount] ), ALL ( Sales ), Sales[Year] = __prevYear )``````

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Post Prodigy

Yep, that works. Than you. Why it works with a variable and not working with my measure?

Super User

@gvg try this for calculated column

``````Prev Year =
VAR __prevYear = Sales[Year] - 1
RETURN
CALCULATE ( SUM ( Sales[Amount] ), ALL ( Sales ), Sales[Year] = __prevYear )``````

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