Quartlery year over year comparison when one QRT isn’t fully done yet

Month on Month, Quarter on Quarter or Year on Year comparisons are an absolute standard in many analysis and/or dashboards. Recently the question came up how to do a quarter on quarter analysis on a yearly basis (that is, compare Q1 to Q1) when the current quarter is not yet finished. Understandably, the user wanted … Continue reading Quartlery year over year comparison when one QRT isn’t fully done yet

A quickie on understanding table calculations

It's Christmas, the kids are super tired from the exciting day and I am the only one left awake. What could be a better way to (most likely) conclude the year than to provide another example on table calculations? Today I have nothing new or unexpected, it is just adding to the vast array of … Continue reading A quickie on understanding table calculations

Quickie: Show totals only for one column in a text table but keep all details in the other columns

For today I got a tip which mostly is layout'ish but also somewhat data privacy related The question was how we could get a table like this: to only show Details for in this example the sales but profits should only be shown in the (Sub) Total line. Building on Jeff Shaffer's great blog post … Continue reading Quickie: Show totals only for one column in a text table but keep all details in the other columns

Show ALL Details for underlying data points (that are not even in the view yet)

In today's question from the forums the user asks (I want to) select any point on a graph in dashboard [..] and can sheet 11 [then] show all data from the manufacturers that make up that point? The graph on the dashboard was a profitability line chart by months with Category and Sub-Categories on rows. … Continue reading Show ALL Details for underlying data points (that are not even in the view yet)

Mimicing Excels sumif / Vlookup without data manipulation

Update 23 November: As some have noticed, would it not be easier to just do a window_sum(sum[hour_hours])) and compute that by Answer is: yes. The original question was phrased differently with the user asking to also deduct several values which, in retrospect was not what he wanted. All he wanted was to just sum the … Continue reading Mimicing Excels sumif / Vlookup without data manipulation

Keeping a constant number of returned rows

In today's question we will be answering how we can keep the returned results limited to a defined/definable number of rows. That means for example if we say we want only 200 rows to be returned but we have four different segments then each segment should only hold 50 results. If we increase to 300 … Continue reading Keeping a constant number of returned rows