# Need to compare starts for customers for their first 12 months

I originally posted in another topic but it was closed so was encouraged to start a new one (for those that answered the other post).

We are a franchise company. We need to compare the number inspections (orders) an new location books for their first 24 months they are open against previously opened locations. I need to work with both month and year from opening date. I have the opening date field [Contacts.Open-Date]. Each of our franchise locations start on different months and different years. How do determine the 1st month open, 2nd month, etc to the 24th month.

Once i calculate that, i need to then add up the Inspections performed. I already have a Measure that calculates the inspection counts called [Inspections].

The end result would look like this:

I gave this Solution does it not suits your requirement.

I am handling this by using Calculated Columns using sample data from SAM samples.

1. Create a Calculated Column to determine first sales for each Category(Customer in my case)MinOrderDate =
CALCULATE (
MIN ( Sales[OrderDate] ),
ALLEXCEPT ( Sales, Sales[Customer Name Index] )
)
2. Determine Month number for all other Sales based on the first Sale of Customer.MonthOrder =
( YEAR ( Sales[OrderDate] ) - YEAR ( Sales[MinOrderDate] ) ) * 12
• ( MONTH ( Sales[OrderDate] ) - MONTH ( Sales[MinOrderDate] ) ) + 1
1. Create a Display Column and Sort By MonthOrder created above.

`MonthDisplay = "Month " & Sales[MonthOrder]`

Now you can create any Measure like below for showing the desired value

`CountSales = COUNTROWS(Sales)`

Put all of them in a Matrix and you should get the desired result.

EDNA_Month_Matrix_Solution.pbix (1002.6 KB)

Thanks
Ankit Jain

Enterprise DNA told me to repost since I had put this on a topic that was closed. So I did. then i saw your response after I posted. I am going to try this today to see if this works. Thanks for the input.

No Issues. Check and let me know if any other tweaks needed.

Thanks
Ankit J

Point of clarity, in your solution above, the calculated column is looking for the date of the first sale. In my case, I am looking at the opening date as the beginning, regardless if they had any sales (in our case, inspections). We have a field called Open_Date. That will be Month 1. Does that affect the solution?

Here is what i need to accomplish. Instead of calculating from the Sales[MinOrderDate], I need to use the YEAR(Contacts[Open_Date]) from a different table than the Sales table. How would i write the formula above with this in mind:

``````MonthOrder = (YEAR(Sales[OrderDate]) - YEAR(Contacts[Open_Date]))*12
(MONTH(Sales[OrderDate]) - MONTH(Contacts[Open_Date]))+1
``````

but i don’t know how to join the Contacts table to the Sales table in the formula (They are joined by a field called CenterID).

If they have relationship then you can use Related() function to get the Open_Date.

For complete solution, provide a sample Pbix file.

Thanks
Ankit J

Since the OpenDate is static, I’d like to offer an alternative approach using Power Query, this will simplify the DAX required.

So I’ve added a column to generate the Bucket labels. This is the logic for that"
let MonthDiff = ((12 * Date.Year(Date.From([InspectionDate]))) + Date.Month(Date.From([InspectionDate])) +1) - ((12 * Date.Year([OpenDate])) + Date.Month([OpenDate])) in if MonthDiff >12 then null else "Month " & Text.From( MonthDiff )

Just added a simple measure to count the rows

`Count = COUNTROWS( Contacts )`

and here’s the result.

I hope this is helpful. Sample file below.
eDNA - Compare customers for their first 12 months.pbix (154.2 KB)

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Ankit, your solution worked. The Related () function did the trick, i was able to pull in the OpenDate. Thank you for the help. Melissa, i was able to get the other solution to work and was ready to try yours if it didn’t (though i confess i’ve never used power query). thanks for the solutions.

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