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Time Intelligence last year measure - quarterly amounts



I have a large table with quarterly amounts like this:


Desc 1Desc 2Desc 3Desc 4Desc 5Desc 6YearQuarterDateActual


I calculated the date column in Power Query, to show the last date for each quarter. This date has a relationship with a calendar table.


I tried to create a measure in DAX to calculate the last year (2011) amount for each quarter. I have complete data for each of the  quarters in 2011 and with the same values from Desc 1 to Desc 6 (description). However, because I don't have daily data, the measure returns empty value. 


How to create a measure in DAX to show last year - last quarter for each line?



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Hi @amitchandak 


Thank you for your reply. I previously tried to use the time intelligence measures you mentioned but they are returning blank. I think the reason is that the data is available only for the end of each quarter, e.g. (3/31/2012), (6/30/20212), so it is not time continuous.



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@Danny2020 , Join the date of your table with the date of a date table. It should be marked as a date table. You need to use the field from the date table in measure, visual and slicer.


You can try measure like


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

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