Skip to main content
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Find everything you need to get certified on Fabric—skills challenges, live sessions, exam prep, role guidance, and more. Get started

Not applicable

Future Forecast Update - Leaving Historical Forecast as previously set

On a weekly basis I update the forecast dates for several tasks for the week(s) ahead.  Any tasks that were not completed will be reforecast plus any new tasks to generate the coming week(s) forecast.  I have then created a second table in Excel where I COUNTIF the number of sites with a forecast date each day (excluding any site that has an actual already) and populate the number of forecast tasks each day.


In the Excel formula I check the reference date is today onwards and only update the count of target dates for those tasks not for any dates in the past , by doing this any previous forecast number is maintained in the table.  (Hopefully that makes sense!). Snips showing the Data export and the Targets table below:





I am currently then using the Targets Table in Power BI to visualise Daily and Cumulative Targets.


I want to generate the Targets Table so that when I export the updated forecast data once a week, the targets table automatically updates for future forecast count and the historical target data remains intact.


Sure that it is easy but as new to Power Query and Power BI, struggling to get my head around how to reference, filter and count from another table, (or maybe an even easier solution) so hoping someone can help?!?

Super User
Super User

Hi @Anonymous ,

not sure I understand your request, but you might find some useful informtions in this article: 


Imke Feldmann (The BIccountant)

If you liked my solution, please give it a thumbs up. And if I did answer your question, please mark this post as a solution. Thanks!

How to integrate M-code into your solution -- How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data -- Check out more PBI- learning resources here -- Performance Tipps for M-queries

Helpful resources

Europe Fabric Conference

Europe’s largest Microsoft Fabric Community Conference

Join the community in Stockholm for expert Microsoft Fabric learning including a very exciting keynote from Arun Ulag, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data.

Power BI Carousel June 2024

Power BI Monthly Update - June 2024

Check out the June 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

RTI Forums Carousel3

New forum boards available in Real-Time Intelligence.

Ask questions in Eventhouse and KQL, Eventstream, and Reflex.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors