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Pivot table does not calculate quarterly difference across years

Posted on 2014-12-16
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I have a pivot table that does calculate the difference from one quarter to the next within the same year.  However, it will not calculate the difference between quarter 4 of the prior year against quarterly 1 of the next year.  This is a calculated column using the difference from previous based on the date.  how can I get it to calculate the difference across the quarters of consequtive years?
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Are you able to upload a sample file that we can work with?
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You'll most likely have the situation as in my example 1. The changing year going from FY13 to FY14 prevents Q1-14 to be compared to Q4-13. So you'll have to concatenate the year with the quarter like I did in example 2.Growth-vs-prev-quarter.jpg
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That did it!.  Sorry I was away for so long, holidays took their toll.
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