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## Year to date comparison

Hello, sorry i previously had help ont his but I'm not getting the result I am expecting.

could anyone help with example DAX.

i need to compare volumes of YTD april 1st to current date.

but I need to compare to the past 5 years of the same period.

e.g Today would show

01/04/2024 - 18/04/2024

01/04/2023 - 18/04/2023

01/04/2022 - 18/04/2022

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Hi @NewbieJono

Thanks for the reply from @Greg_Deckler , please allow me to provide another insight:

I created a sample to get the difference in Value for 01/04/2024 - 19/04/2024 and the difference in Value for 01/04/2023 - 19/04/2023, hope this helps.

My sample:

Create two measures as follow

``````01/04/2024 - today =
VAR _1 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', [Date] = EOMONTH(TODAY(), -1) + 1))
VAR _2 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', [Date] = TODAY()))
RETURN
_1 - _2``````

``````01/04/2023 - 19/04/2023 =
VAR _11 = DATE(YEAR(TODAY()) - 1, MONTH(TODAY()), DAY(TODAY()))
VAR _1 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', [Date] = _11))
VAR _2 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', [Date] = EOMONTH(_11, -1) + 1))
RETURN
_1 - _2``````

Result:

If this sample data is structurally different from the one you are using, please do not hesitate to mention it and I will modify it.

Best Regards,
Yulia Xu

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Community Support

Hi @NewbieJono

Thanks for the reply from @Greg_Deckler , please allow me to provide another insight:

I created a sample to get the difference in Value for 01/04/2024 - 19/04/2024 and the difference in Value for 01/04/2023 - 19/04/2023, hope this helps.

My sample:

Create two measures as follow

``````01/04/2024 - today =
VAR _1 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', [Date] = EOMONTH(TODAY(), -1) + 1))
VAR _2 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', [Date] = TODAY()))
RETURN
_1 - _2``````

``````01/04/2023 - 19/04/2023 =
VAR _11 = DATE(YEAR(TODAY()) - 1, MONTH(TODAY()), DAY(TODAY()))
VAR _1 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', [Date] = _11))
VAR _2 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', [Date] = EOMONTH(_11, -1) + 1))
RETURN
_1 - _2``````

Result:

If this sample data is structurally different from the one you are using, please do not hesitate to mention it and I will modify it.

Best Regards,
Yulia Xu

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Super User

@NewbieJono 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...

Sorry, having trouble following, can you post sample data as text and expected output?
Not really enough information to go on, please first check if your issue is a common issue listed here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/Before-You-Post-Read-This/ba-p/1116882

The most important parts are:
1. Sample data as text, use the table tool in the editing bar
2. Expected output from sample data
3. Explanation in words of how to get from 1. to 2.

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