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Show selected month and previous in a pivot table

Hi there, 

I have searched the forum, but after a long search I still haven't found a solution.

I have a pivot table where my Measures is the row and the date as YearMonth as Columm.

When a month is selected, I want the selected and previous month to be displayed in the pivot table. How can I make this work?

Many greetings




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Partner Ambassador/MVP

Hi Patrick,

This is a tricky one! I got the desired result using the following formula:

sum({<MonthYear={"=only({1} MonthYear)>=AddMonths(max(total MonthYear), -1) and only({1} MonthYear)<=max(total MonthYear)"}>} Amount)

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That looks like it'll work (and I agree, there's a ton going on there). However, wouldn't it be feasible to run along the lines of a more simple:

{$} + {<MonthYear={"=AddMonths(max(MonthYear),-1)"} >}

To union the current selection with the extra month needed? GetFieldSelections() could also be used instead of Max() for slightly better performance, I think?
Just curious, since the approach you suggested looks like it'll work fine.

Partner Ambassador/MVP
Partner Ambassador/MVP

Hi Or,

A slightly modified version of your suggested formula should work, but not quite "as is" - have you tried it yourself? There are a couple of minor issues there, that are too subtle to be described here.