Compare two different metrics year over year

Hi - I'm wanting to create a card that compares two different metrics year over year.  Specifically, I want to compare projected profit contribution for the current fiscal year to date to actual profit contribution from the same period last year.  

 

I currently have a simple p-o-p card to which I'd like to add a second bar with the projected profit contribution.  

 

Is there any way to do this?

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

Laurie

 

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Best Answer

  • ST_-Superman-_
    Accepted Answer

    I would approach this with a different chart type and beastmodes.

     

    You can create beastmodes for 2017 Actual Profit and 2018 Actual Profit:

     

    `2017 Actual Profit`

    ifnull(SUM(CASE WHEN YEAR(`date field`) = 2017 THEN `actual profit field`
    END),0)

     

    `2018 Actual Profit`

    ifnull(SUM(CASE WHEN YEAR(`date field`) = 2018 THEN `actual profit field`
    END),0)

     

    Then do the same for Projected profit:

    `2017 Actual Profit`

    ifnull(SUM(CASE WHEN YEAR(`date field`) = 2017 THEN `projected profit field`
    END),0)

     

    `2018 Actual Profit`

    ifnull(SUM(CASE WHEN YEAR(`date field`) = 2018 THEN `projected profit field`
    END),0)

     

     

    for the graph, you will also want a month name field:

    MONTHNAME(`date field`)

    and month number (for sorting)

    MONTH(`date field`)

     

    You can then build a "Line + Grouped Bar" visualization. 

    X-axis would be the Month name beastmode

    Y Axis is the first value that you want as a line (`2017 Actual Profit`)

    Series:

    The first field to add to the series is the second value you want as a line (`2017 Projected Profit`)

    The next field is your first bar (`2018 Actual Profit`)

    Then (`2018 Projected Profit`)

     

    You will then want to sort by the month # field to get the month names in the right order

     

    In chart Properties you will need to change the general setting "Series on Left Scale" to 2

     

    I might suggest looking at running totals for the bars and lines as well unless the actual monthly performance is more important or informative.  

     

    Apologies, I didn't have the time to snap pictures for this post.  Let me know if you have more questions and I will try to help more

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