In this video, Mitchell discusses how to use relative date filters in Power BI to always return the current year and to add the necessary filter context to a prior year calculation. If you enjoy this video and are interested in formal training on Power BI, Power Apps, Azure, or other Microsoft products
In Power BI, date filters are used to limit data based on specific date criteria. They allow you to refine and control the time range of data that is displayed in your visuals, reports, or dashboards. Date filters are particularly useful when working with datasets that contain date or time-related information.
Here are some commonly used date filters in Power BI:
- 1. Relative Date Filters: These filters enable you to specify dynamic date ranges relative to the current date. For example, you can filter data for the past 7 days, current month, previous year, or rolling periods like last 3 months.
- 2. Single Date Filters: With single date filters, you can select a specific date or a range of dates to filter your data. This is useful when you want to focus on a particular day, week, or a custom date range.
- 3. Between Date Filters: This filter allows you to define a range between two dates. It's helpful when you need to analyze data within a specific time period.
- 4. Before/After Date Filters: These filters enable you to view data that occurred before or after a particular date. For example, you can filter data after a specific date to see only the latest records.
- 5. Year/Month/Day Filters: These filters allow you to drill down and filter data by a specific year, month, or day. They are useful when you want to analyze data at a granular level.
- 6. Top N Filters: You can use top N filters to display the top or bottom records based on a specific measure. For instance, you can filter to show the top 10 products sold in a specific month.
- These are just a few examples of date filters in Power BI. The application provides a wide range of filtering options to help you analyze and visualize your data based on specific date-related criteria.
Relative Date Filters in Power BI
Relative date filters in Power BI provide dynamic and flexible ways to analyze your data based on current and historical periods. These filters allow you to always return the current year and automatically adjust your calculations for prior years. By utilizing relative date filters in your Power BI reports, you can obtain accurate insights into your data trends and make more informed decisions. Furthermore, when combined with Microsoft's suite of tools such as Power Apps and Azure services, you can create powerful and comprehensive data solutions.
Learn about Relative Date Filters in Power BI
In this video, Mitchell discusses how to use relative date filters to always return the current year and to add the necessary filter context to a prior year calculation in Power BI. To continue your journey in learning Power BI, Power Apps, Azure, or other Microsoft products, you can purchase Pragmatic Works On-Demand Learning classes and use the code "Mitchell30" at checkout for an extra 30% off. Additionally, you can explore the free community plan or sign up for boot camps and hackathons.
More links on about Relative Date Filters in Power BI
- Using relative date filters in Power BI to automate recurring ...
- Dec 23, 2022 — A relative date filter allows you to apply time-based filters to any date column in your data model. For example, you can use the relative date ...
- Relative Date Slicer in Power BI; Simple, yet Powerful
- May 5, 2020 — Relative date filtering in a Power BI report is very simple using the Relative Date Slicer or Relative Date Filter, it gives you options to ...
- Relative Date Filters in Power BI / DAX / Power Query
- Apr 2, 2019 — Method 2: Using the Relative Dates Slicer Filter in Power BI. This is pretty easy inside of Power BI where you can just drag a date field and ...
Power BI, Power Apps, Azure, Microsoft Products, On-Demand Learning, Community Plan, Pragmatic Works, Boot Camps, Hackathons