# Count previous month items

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Hi i am creating a metrics for a Dashboard and i just need a count of new items that were created in the previous month. I am using as base the "created date" column. For your reference i already have one that is counting the items created during the current month and it is working. What i don't know if where to include an argument to change to previous month.

This is the formula that i have now for current month count

=COUNTIFS({What is it?}, "Issue", {Created date}, AND(IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = MONTH(TODAY()), IFERROR(YEAR(@cell), 0) = YEAR(TODAY())))

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Try this...

=COUNTIFS({What is it?}, "Issue", {Created date}, AND(IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 1, 12, MONTH(TODAY()) - 1), IFERROR(YEAR(@cell), 0) = YEAR(TODAY()) - IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 12, 1)))

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Try this...

=COUNTIFS({What is it?}, "Issue", {Created date}, AND(IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 1, 12, MONTH(TODAY()) - 1), IFERROR(YEAR(@cell), 0) = YEAR(TODAY()) - IF(MONTH(TODAY()) = 12, 1)))

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Thanks Paul you are da man!

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Happy to help. 👍️

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