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Previous Period Calculation Not Working!

I'm attempting to calculate the previous month's total spent for individual items on a table. The formula I'm currently using to create a new column is:

 

PreviousTotalSpent = CALCULATE(SUM('Item Sales'[Total Spent]),DATEADD('Item Sales'[Date],-1,MONTH))

I've used this formula on a Google Analytics dashboard I created in Power BI and it worked just fine. However, when using it now I'm receiving blank values on my table. I have no idea why this is occuring. I thought maybe it was my column data types that were interfering with the calculation, however when I use SUM on the TotalSpent column, it sums up correctly. DATEADD also works on the date column. It's only when I include both in the calculation formula above that the results do not appear. 

 

Here is what I am seeing:

Power BI Help image.png

 

 

Any idea what is going on? 

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Ashish_Mathur
Super User
Super User

Hi,

 

That formula needs to be a measure, not a calculated column formula.


Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/

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v-piga-msft
Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

Hi @Anonymous,

 

I also agree with  Ashish_Mathu.

 

Please try with create the measure with that formula then you will get the value.

 

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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Ashish_Mathur
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Super User

Hi,

 

That formula needs to be a measure, not a calculated column formula.


Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/

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