How do we calculate current day Vs Previous day in Domo.


SUM(CASE WHEN MAX(`Day`) = DAY(MAX(`Day`))-1 THEN `Visits` END).

I tried this, but this is not working


  • jaeW_at_Onyx

    @Salmas how do you expect this to behave?

    Look at the inside

    WHEN MAX(`Day`) = DAY(MAX(`Day`))-1 THEN...

    that can NEVER be the same ... because MAX(DAY) can NEVER equal MAX(DAY) -1 .

    Try putting your data into EXCEL and figure out how you'd construct the answer...

    You could use a Period over Period Chart

    For greater flexibility:

    Here's how you can solve with LAG

    Here's how you can solve with a Date Dimension

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  • Salmas
    Salmas Member

    Hi, Agree to your point. And that was a mistake.

    SUM(CASE WHEN (`Day`) = (MAX(`Day`))-1 THEN `Visits` END)

    what about this statement?

  • GrantSmith

    Hi @Salmas

    You're doing an aggregate of an aggregate (SUM OF MAX) which Domo doesn't like. I'd recommend going with a Date Dimension or LAG function as @jaeW_at_Onyx has outlined above.

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  • b_rad
    b_rad Contributor

    Hi @Salmas

    I dont think you can do it directly in the chart. You have to prepare your data in the ETL process in such a way you have the current day and prev day values in the same row.

    Domo doesnt seem to have a function that would allow us to compare values directly in the chart. Maybe this could be a feature request.

    I had to do this for a dashboard I was working on and after trying various things I changed my ETL where I joined my dataset with itself but joined on the previous day. In sql it'll be something like...

    select <yourcolumnlist>, table1.value as current_day_value, table2.value as prev_day_value

    from "a" as table1 join a as table2 on =

    Hope this helps.