FOR Previous

By default, the FOR Previous function refers to values from one time period ago. You can customize FOR Previous by adding a second parameter to the function.

Syntax

SELECT … FOR Previous(…,…)
SELECT metric FOR Previous(time_attribute)
SELECT metric FOR Previous(time_attribute, #periods_ago)

Examples

SELECT {metric/revenues} FOR Previous({attribute/quarter})

You can customize FOR Previous() by adding a second parameter to the function. For example, you may want to return a revenue value from three quarters ago (see below).

SELECT {metric/revenues} FOR Previous({attribute/quarter} , 3)

For differences between FOR Previous and FOR PreviousPeriod, see Functions For Referring to Past Time Periods .