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Botturovic
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Problem with "sameperiodlastyear" function

 

i'm trying to compare sales of two different years by different categories.
I've created two measures: Total Amount YTD  e Total Amount YTD last year.

 

prob1.jpg

 

When i try to insert the second measure "YTD Last Year" in the table Powerbi give me an error and i can't understand what's wrong.

Here is the formula of the measure:

prob2.png

 

If i try to insert the measure in a new table it works, but if i try to insert the category table it stops working.
So the problem must be somehow with the category table, but i don't have any problem with that table in the measure YTD

 

prob4.png

 

Any idea?

Thanks

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v-yulgu-msft
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Hi @Botturovic,

 

What is the error message under measure formula and the error message shown in visual?

 

Did you have a calendar table? I think you should refer to a date field from calendar table in SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR function.

 

Here are some similar examples for your reference:

SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR – comparison with previous year (DAX – Power Pivot, Power BI)

Get the YTD of same period last year using DAX

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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