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## Running total - stop at today

Hi,

I've managed to create a running/cumulative total for my bookings, however, I'm trying but failing to find a way of stopping this year's line carrying on past today's date.

My Dax formula is

Bookings running total = CALCULATE(BOOKINGS[Bookings],DATESYTD('DATESBKGS&ENQS'[Dates-Bkg&Enq].[Date]))
& it produces this graph

What I'd like is for the orange line (2021) to stop at today's date (so currently it should only go as far as January)

Laurence

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

a slicer of dumb luck led me to the correct formula, when playing about with some other ideas I accidentally left out the .date from my date table and voila it worked - I'm guessing something to do with the way time intelligence works (i'd not marked my date table as a table, as I wanted to be able to use the predefined heirachy)

So this

CALCULATE(BOOKINGS[Bookings],DATESYTD('DATESBKGS&ENQS'[Dates-Bkg&Enq].[Date]))

becomes

CALCULATE(BOOKINGS[Bookings],DATESYTD('DATESBKGS&ENQS'[Dates-Bkg&Enq])

& it works strangely (or not so strangely I'm sure to some!)

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a slicer of dumb luck led me to the correct formula, when playing about with some other ideas I accidentally left out the .date from my date table and voila it worked - I'm guessing something to do with the way time intelligence works (i'd not marked my date table as a table, as I wanted to be able to use the predefined heirachy)

So this

CALCULATE(BOOKINGS[Bookings],DATESYTD('DATESBKGS&ENQS'[Dates-Bkg&Enq].[Date]))

becomes

CALCULATE(BOOKINGS[Bookings],DATESYTD('DATESBKGS&ENQS'[Dates-Bkg&Enq])

& it works strangely (or not so strangely I'm sure to some!)

Community Support

Hi @LaurenceSD ,

Try to do like this.

``````Measure =
VAR x =
CALCULATE(
SUM(Sheet9[Value]),
DATESYTD(Sheet9[Date])
)
RETURN
IF(
MAX(Sheet9[Date]) > TODAY(),
BLANK(), x
)``````

Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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@v-lionel-msft thanks for the suggestions, neither option seems to be working for me right now, not sure if it's because I'm using a Distinctcount formula to calculate my number of bookings?

Super User

@LaurenceSD You may find this helpful - https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/To-bleep-With-Time-Intelligence/ba-p/1260000

Also, see if my Time Intelligence the Hard Way provides a different way of accomplishing what you are going for.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Time-Intelligence-quot-The-Hard-Way-quot-TIT...

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thanks @Greg_Deckler I've not yet quite found the formula from your list that does what I'm looking for, but I'm sure it must be in there, I'll keep on persevering, thanks for your help

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