A short post today. Someone recently asked me: “How can I show the date and time this data has been refreshed last in my report and dashboard?”. Here are 2 simple tricks to help you visualize this.
A while ago I came across this interesting time intelligence solution that doesn’t use DAX measures to do time intelligence but rather solves it through the model. The pattern was created by the great Greg Galloway from Artis Consulting and I am blogging this with his permission.
I had a great question pass my way last week while I was at the Microsoft Business Application Summit. The problem presented by Matt (a different Matt, not me) was that he had around 200 measures already written, but wanted to be able to toggle the report pages between YTD and Full Year data. For the sake of this article I will be using Year to Date (YTD) and Moving Annual Total (MAT) as the 2 toggle events.
The requirement was such that on click of the action button a payment transaction is done. The time at which transaction was done is stored in the database. A restriction shouldto be applied to disallow the customer to make payment for the same amount till a certain time
Power BI provides great time intelligence features to calculate Year-to-date (YTD), Month-to-date (MTD) and Quarter-to-date (QTD) totals. There is no such thing as Week-to-date (WTD) or Period-to-date (PTD) where period could be any arbitrary period definition (I used two-month periods in my example below). If you want those, you will have to create the calculations yourself.