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Passing Previous month value to a new column

7 - Meteor

I have the Data like below,




Date is is (MM/DD/YYY-Format).


I need the below Output:

DateSalesSalesPM(Prev month)ProfitProfitPM(Prev month)
05/01/2022100400(April month sales)


400 (April month Pft)
04/01/2022200      (March month Sales)400        (March month Pft)


Can somebody help me in achieving this?

16 - Nebula

Hi @kiotsuresh 


Welcome to the community. Please use the tags sparingly to get to the answer you are looking for faster. You will probably need to have a look at the multi-row formula tool. That will help you populate the profit and sales for a certain month from the row below (i.e. from the previous month).


Hope that helps,


13 - Pulsar

Hi @kiotsuresh ,


Hope you're fine.


Please find a test below with exact desired output.


Let us know if it works the way you want.


Cheers !






I see the AMP Engine tag used, but I do not see anything stating that this issue was specific to AMP Engine. Does anyone know if this was AMP specific? There are a lot of tags used on this post, but I try to follow anything with the AMP Engine tag. 

Tonya Smith
Sr. Technical Product Manager, Alteryx Engines
7 - Meteor

Instead the Data template I posted above consider the data template below, the solution required is same.


Date in MM/DD/YYYY format


DateDatasourceCategory GroupCategory typecategory SegmentCategory type lvl1category type lvl2category type lvl3manu Year classificationProfitProfit PM(new column)SalesSalesPM(New Column)RevenueRevenue PM(New Column)
1/1/2020SQLFurnitureTableAmazonJoinType 1Type AYear 2015100December 2019 profit100December 2019 Sales100December 2019 Revenue
1/1/2020SQLFurnitureChairWallmartJoinType 1Type AYear 2015200December 2019 profit200December 2019 Sales200December 2019 Revenue
1/1/2020SQLFurnitureBookcaseEbayJoinType 1Type AYear 2015300December 2019 profit300December 2019 Sales300December 2019 Revenue
1/1/2020SQLFurnitureDiningFlipkartJoinType 1Type AYear 2015400December 2019 profit400December 2019 Sales400December 2019 Revenue
2/1/2020SQLFurnitureTableAmazonUnionType 2Type CYear 2016500100500100500100
2/1/2020SQLFurnitureChairWallmartUnionType 2Type CYear 2016600200600200600200
2/1/2020SQLFurnitureBookcaseEbayUnionType 2Type CYear 2016700300700300700300
2/1/2020SQLFurnitureDiningFlipkartUnionType 2Type CYear 2016800400800400800400
3/1/2020SQLFurnitureTableAmazonBlendType 3Type DYear 2017900500900500900500
3/1/2020SQLFurnitureChairWallmartBlendType 3Type DYear 2017100060010006001000600
3/1/2020SQLFurnitureBookcaseEbayBlendType 3Type DYear 2017110070011007001100700
3/1/2020SQLFurnitureDiningFlipkartBlendType 3Type DYear 2017120080012008001200800