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[Solved] Week of year over Week of year comparison

  • 22 January 2019
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Hi,

We very often track our metrics by Week of year and I’d like to create table where I will be able to compare values with the previous year.


But also I’d like to display only last X week numbers of year based on current week number.


Let’s say it’s week 4, year 2019 and I want to display only last 3 week numbers: 4, 3, 2 for 2018 and 2019.


32


The next week I will want to see only week numbers: 5, 4, 3 for 2018 and 2019

38


I was thinking about custom filter but there is no extract_week function.


How would you approach this? I’ll appreciate any suggestions.


Thanks


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There’s some insight on using a custom filter for this use case here: https://help.looker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001189687-How-to-do-Period-over-Period-Analysis, which it sounds like you were already thinking about.


If you already have a week num dimension (you can also use the week_of_year timeframe), then you won’t need to use extract_week, right? You can just directly reference that dimension which contains the already extracted weeks, I think.

Thanks a lot. You’re right and that’s what I am already using.


I was able to solve this by adding new dimension group on current date and then compare this value to any week of year value in custom filter



dimension_group: current {

type: time

timeframes: [time, date, week, month, day_of_week, hour_of_day, raw, week_of_year]

sql: current_date ;;

}


Hello @izzy ! I want to know how can I add a filter on a week of a specific year? For example i need data of Week 25 of the year 2018, how do I do that?

@psidhu I would create two separate dimensions - one for year and one for week number and put both filters on bc I think the experience for the end user will be cleaner.  However you could concatenate week and year into a single dimension if you wanted with something like

sql: year(date_dim) || '-' || week(date_dim)

 

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