Hello forum members,
I´m struggling to find a solution to a parameter related problem that doesn´t kill the performance of my entire worksheet. I would be glad if somebody could help with this!
Here is what I´m trying to do:
There is one parameters that allows users to either pick a preconfigured date range (e.g. "last week") or to choose his own date range.
Based on the user´s selection, the field "Date Range Qualifier" will qualify all dates within the data set as either within "Selected Date Range", as within "Comparison Date Range" or as NULL.
Then there is a second parameter called "Rank Defining Metric". This one allows users to pick a certain measure. All tables within the dashboard will be sorted with respect to this measure.
Now here is the critical point: I would like to calculate the difference between "Selected Date Range" and "Comparison Date Range" regarding the chosen rank defining metric.
I´m sure that there is an easy, Tableau-style way to do this, but I just can´t find it.
The only thing I´ve come up with was to create a new measure for each of the Date Ranges and to calculate the difference between them.
The calculation for the Selected Date Range e.g. looks like this:
{ INCLUDE [Date Range Qualifier]:
IF COUNT(IF [Date Range Qualifier] = 'Selected Date Range' THEN 1 END) >= 1 THEN
[Chosen Rank Defining Metric]
ELSE 0.00
END}
I´ve attached an example dashboard for this problem. If somebody has a good idea on how to get to the desired result more easily, please tell me!
Thanks for any help!
Hi,
I just want to let you know that I came across a solution. As ever so often it seems that my ideas were too complicated.
Here is what did the trick for me:
This post explains how to make the grand total calculate the difference between two time periods.
If you´re interested in the topic, here is my workbook that applies the mentioned solution:
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