Rolling Averages In Power BI

Getting a rolling average should be an native function in Power BI. However maybe at the time you read this, there will already be a a feature added. However, in the meantime lets dive into dynamic rolling average using Power BI.

Rolling average in Power BI are easy to create with the calculate function

Here are the list of functions will be using the to create our calculation:

  • SUM
  • CALCULATE
  • LASTDATE
  • DATESINPERIOD
  • DISTINCTCOUNT

There are two points to this formula: 

  1. Calculating the sum of the value in the period 
  2. Calculating the count of days in the period
  3. Dividing these two calculations

Calculating the Sum during the period

CALCULATE(SUM(VALUE), DATESINPERIOD(DATE,START DATE, NUMBER OF INTERVALS, INTERVAL)

Calculating the count of day in the period

CALCULATE(DISTINCTCOUNT(DATE), DATESINPERIOD(DATE,START DATE, NUMBER OF INTERVALS, INTERVAL)

Formula for a 28 day average

28 day rolling average

To make this much cleaner you can use variables that will allow achieve the same affect.

7 day average rolling in Power BI

Dynamic Power BI Rolling Average with DAX Parameters

Gaelim Holland

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Ras
Ras
6 months ago

Thank you

Cathy
Cathy
3 months ago

Hello i tried this but it is returning blank ☹️. What could be the problem? Thank you in advance for your response!

Todd
Todd
2 months ago

Thanks! Struggle with this until I ran across your solution.

Leny
Leny
1 month ago

This is great, but the rolling average takes the proceeding data, is there a way to make it look backwards instead of forwards?

MaxB
MaxB
1 month ago

Hi, very instructive post, yet I am getting the error

A function ‘DATESINPERIOD’ has been used in a True/False expression that is used as a table filter expression. This is not allowed.

how can we avoid this?