Calculating the year-to-date (YTD) value
In this recipe, we will look at how to calculate the YTD value of a measure, that is, the accumulated value of all dates in a year up to the current member on the date dimension. An MDX function
YTD() can be used to calculate the Year-To-Date value, but not without its constraints.
In this recipe, we will discuss the constraints when using the
YTD() function and also the alternative solutions.
Start SSMS and connect to your SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) 2016 instance. Click on the New Query button and check that the target database is Adventure Works DW 2016.
In order for this type of calculation to work, we need a dimension marked as
Time in the
Type property, in the Dimension structure ...