# Can someone tell me where I am going wrong please?

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CASE
WHEN 'metric'= 'CURR MONTH' THEN CONCAT(MONTH(NOW()),'-',YEAR(NOW())
WHEN 'metric'='PREV MONTH' THEN CONCAT(MONTH(NOW())-1,'-',YEAR(NOW()))
WHEN 'metric'= 'THIS MONTH PREV YEAR' THEN CONCAT(MONTH(NOW()),'-',YEAR(NOW())-1)
ELSE ''
END

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• Coach

I think you could make this easier by using the DATE_FORMAT() function along with DATE_SUB().

CURRENT MONTH

DATE_FORMAT(NOW(),'%M %Y')

Would return February 2024

PREV MONTH

DATE_FORMAT(DATE_SUB(NOW(), interval 1 month),'%M %Y')

Would return January 2024

CUR MONTH PREV YEAR

DATE_FORMAT(DATE_SUB(NOW(), interval 1 year),'%M %Y')

Would return January 2023

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• Member

This helped! Thank you

• Coach

You want to make sure you subtract a month from your date before getting the month and year for it.

CASE
WHEN 'metric'= 'CURR MONTH' THEN CONCAT(MONTH(NOW()),'-',YEAR(NOW())
WHEN 'metric'='PREV MONTH' THEN CONCAT(MONTH(NOW() - INTERVAL 1 MONTH),'-',YEAR(NOW()-INTERVAL 1 MONTH))
WHEN 'metric'= 'THIS MONTH PREV YEAR' THEN CONCAT(MONTH(NOW()),'-',YEAR(NOW())-1)
ELSE ''
END

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• Member

I have a beast mode, 'metric', in this case that essentially has the current month, previous month and this month previous year stored in it. 'Metric' is a beast mode I created using a date column. My objective in this beast mode is to essentially change the name from current month to the name of the actually month and what year.

For instance right now curr month should return February 2024 and prev month should return January 2024. I want this to be dynamic.

The solution you sent didn't work for some reason

• Coach

I think you could make this easier by using the DATE_FORMAT() function along with DATE_SUB().

CURRENT MONTH

DATE_FORMAT(NOW(),'%M %Y')

Would return February 2024

PREV MONTH

DATE_FORMAT(DATE_SUB(NOW(), interval 1 month),'%M %Y')

Would return January 2024

CUR MONTH PREV YEAR

DATE_FORMAT(DATE_SUB(NOW(), interval 1 year),'%M %Y')

Would return January 2023

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**Make sure to any users posts that helped you.