DAX | Understanding EARLIER exercise | Use the EARLIER function to create a running Oscars count

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Software ==> DAX  (28 exercises)
Version ==>
Topic ==> Understanding EARLIER  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Power BI training
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Open the Power BI file in the above folder.  Sadly, the running total column is blank:

Cumulative Oscars

Your task is to get the column to show what it says it should!

Combine the FILTER and EARLIER functions to get the Cumulative Oscars column to be correct:

Cumulative Oscars measure

The first few rows showing the cumulative total of Oscars won.

The table makes much more sense if you sort it in release date order:

Sorted Oscars

Better - you can infer from this that All Quiet on the Western Front won 2 Oscars.

Now create another calculated column called Cumulative Oscars using variables to do the same thing, but this time storing each film's release date in a variable first (and thus avoiding using the EARLIER function).

Save this file as Oscar inflation, then close it down.

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