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DAX – Running Totals

In any business domain, Reporting measures over time is a well-known requirement. Here planning to write commonly used Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly totals out of many DAX time intelligence functions.

MTD: Running totals of every month
QTD: Running totals of every quarter
YTD: Running totals of every year

define measure 'Internet Sales'[MTDAmount] = TOTALMTD(sum('Internet Sales'[Sales Amount]),'Date'[Date])
measure 'Internet Sales'[QTDAmount] = TOTALQTD(sum('Internet Sales'[Sales Amount]),'Date'[Date])
measure 'Internet Sales'[YTDAmount] = TOTALYTD(sum('Internet Sales'[Sales Amount]),'Date'[Date])
				'Internet Sales'
				, 'Date'[Date]
				, 'Date'[Calendar Year]
				, "Internet Sales"
				, FORMAT(SUM('Internet Sales'[Sales Amount]),"currency")
				, "Sales MTD"
				,FORMAT('Internet Sales'[MTDAmount],"currency")
				, "Sales QTD"
				,FORMAT('Internet Sales'[QTDAmount],"currency")
				, "Sales YTD"
				,FORMAT('Internet Sales'[YTDAmount],"currency")
			 , 'Date'[Calendar Year] = 2008
		ORDER BY 'Date'[Date] ASC

Points to consider:

1. Discussed a common requirement scenario
2. We have many DAX Time Intelligence functions for various requirements and I think, selection of function is purely depends on business needs

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