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    MDX Time Issue

    Hi, I have a fairly simple cube (in SSAS2005) containing measures for revenue and margin, dimensions for brands, Sku, time, etc. I need to calculate current Year YTD revenue as a factor of the total revenue from all periods in the previous year. E.g.

    Revenue Nov 2008 YTD = 1,500,000
    Revenue Nov 2007 Prior YTD = 1,250,000
    Revenue All periods Prior Year (Nov 2007 > Oct 2008) = 18,500,000

    Result = 8.1%

    Is this possible without having to "hard code" years into the MDX?

    Thanks in advance. . .

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    Take a Look at My "Time" Articles ...

    Hi:

    Lots of info surrounding what you need, with multiple working examples, in these articles:

    http://www.databasejournal.com/featu...-Functions.htm

    MDX Time Series Functions, Part II: The OpeningPeriod () and ClosingPeriod() Functions

    MDX Time Series Functions, Part III: The LastPeriods() and ParallelPeriod() Functions


    Also, many other articles in my monthly MDX Essentials column deal with MDX time functions.

    HTH. Let me know if I can answer further questions.

    Bill

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