How to Count for Current Month in Power BI

In Power BI, you can count for the current month by using a DAX formula that filters the data by the current month and counts the number of rows that match the filter.

To do that, you will create a new measure to filter the data based on the current month and counts the rows.

This article explains the detailed steps on how to count for the current month in Power BI.

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Getting started: How to Count for Current Month in Power BI

The first thing to do is to identify the table that contains the data you want to count. This table must have a date column that you can use to filter the data by month.

After that, create a new measure by selecting the table and clicking on the New measure button in the Modeling tab of the ribbon.

Enter the DAX formula

In the formula bar, enter the below DAX formula to count the rows for the current month:

Current_Month_Count = COUNTROWS(FILTER('Table_Name', MONTH('Table_Name'[Date]) = MONTH(TODAY())))

This formula uses the COUNTROWS function to count the number of rows in the Table_Name (your table name) that meet the following criteria:

  • The MONTH function extracts the month number from the Date column in the Table_Name.
  • The TODAY function returns the current date, and the MONTH function extracts the month number from it.
  • The FILTER function filters the rows in the Table_Name where the month number matches the current month.

Then press Enter to create the new measure. Then the value will be calculated based on the data in the Table_Name and added as a measure in the Fields pane.

Finally, you can now add this new measure to a visual, such as a card or table, to display the count for the current month.

FAQs

What is the purpose of counting for the current month in Power BI?

Counting for the current month helps to quickly see the transactions, sales, or orders in the current month and compare them to previous months. Hence, helps to monitor business performance, track trends, and make data-driven decisions.

What types of visuals can you use to display the current month count in Power BI?

You can use different visuals to display the current month count in Power BI, such as cards, tables, and charts.

You can also create custom visuals using the Power BI Developer Tools.

Conclusion: How to Count for Current Month in Power BI

Simple, right? Yes, it is.

By following these steps, you can easily count data for the current month in Power BI using a simple DAX formula.

Also, you can modify the formula to count data for other time periods, such as the current quarter or year.

NB: Note that the Table_Name and Date column names in the formula should be replaced with the actual names of the table and column in your data model

I hope you understood these steps.

Thanks for reading.