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Same Peeriod Last Year Filtered by Many Columns



I am trying to calculate the sales same time last year filtered by about 20 columns. What is the best way to do this? I been using caculate sum, sameperiodlastyear, and allexcept (with the 20 columns in the allexcept), but the calculation came out incorrect. I thought perhaps of duplicating the table and then instead of allexcept use filters, but I am sure there is an easier way.


Note: unfortunately due to data privacy I can't show the formula or data. The formula I wrote is something like 

CALCULATE(SUM(sales),SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(date), ALLEXCEPT(Table1,column a, column b, c, d, etc.).
Thank you!



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Why you need multiple allexcept

For multiple allexcept refer :

For YTD and LYTD you can use following with date calendar


YTD Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),DATESYTD(('Date'[Date]),"12/31"))
This Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),DATESYTD((ENDOFYEAR('Date'[Date])),"12/31"))

Last YTD Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),DATESYTD(dateadd('Date'[Date],-1,Year),"12/31"))
Last YTD complete Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),DATESYTD(ENDOFYEAR(dateadd('Date'[Date],-1,Year)),"12/31"))
Last to last YTD Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),DATESYTD(dateadd('Date'[Date],-2,Year),"12/31"))

Year behind Sales = CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Sales Amount]),dateadd('Date'[Date],-1,Year))


To get the best of the time intelligence function. Make sure you have a date calendar and it has been marked as the date in model view. Also, join it with the date column of your fact/s. Refer :


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@amitchandak I am having problems replicating that.


How would you do it with the made-up data posted? 


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Please make up data that is not your actual data that emulates the problem. Please see this post regarding How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly:


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@Greg_Deckler below is the emulated data. I need to get the sales for the same time last year filtered by the different columns (i.e. product, currency, country, etc.)


Thank you so much for your help!




CountryProductCurrency PurchaseMonthSales




@Anonymous , Please see if attached file can help


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@amitchandak thank you for your response and work.


If you had to create another column in the table called Sales LY rather than measure would you do it differently? 


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@amitchandakThank you! 



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