Current Month and Previous Month

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Hello!

Looking for some quick help with a couple of formulas.

I currently have monthly columns (Jan - Dec) that are updated with data every month. I'm looking to make a [Current Month] column and a [Previous Month] column to display the data respectively. These will be used for charts on reporting dashboards.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks,

Luke

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  • Heather Duff
    Heather Duff ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi Luke,

    You can use the MONTH function. Here's how the formula may look for you:

    For current:

    =IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 1, Jan@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 2, Feb@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 3, Mar@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 4, Apr@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 5, May@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 6, Jun@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 7, Jul@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 8, Aug@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 9, Sep@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 10, Oct@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 11, Nov@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 12, Dec@row, ""))))))))))))

    For previous:

    =IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 1, Jan@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 2, Feb@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 3, Mar@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 4, Apr@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 5, May@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 6, Jun@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 7, Jul@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 8, Aug@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 9, Sep@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 10, Oct@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 11, Nov@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 12, Dec@row, ""))))))))))))


    Hope this helps!

    Best,

    Heather

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  • Heather Duff
    Heather Duff ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi Luke,

    You can use the MONTH function. Here's how the formula may look for you:

    For current:

    =IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 1, Jan@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 2, Feb@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 3, Mar@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 4, Apr@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 5, May@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 6, Jun@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 7, Jul@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 8, Aug@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 9, Sep@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 10, Oct@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 11, Nov@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 12, Dec@row, ""))))))))))))

    For previous:

    =IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 1, Jan@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 2, Feb@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 3, Mar@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 4, Apr@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 5, May@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 6, Jun@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 7, Jul@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 8, Aug@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 9, Sep@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 10, Oct@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 11, Nov@row, IF(MONTH(TODAY()) - 1 = 12, Dec@row, ""))))))))))))


    Hope this helps!

    Best,

    Heather

  • Luke W.
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