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Dynamic date comparison

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Level 4

8/17/18

Hello,

We used to use another analytical solution to do our analyses. Adobe Analytics allows a much finer analysis than your main competitor. And that's bravo.

On the other hand, you lack a major functionality compared to your competitors: it is impossible today to compare dates in a dynamic way.

Example :

I want to compare a period

01/01/2018

18/01/2018

versus last year

I can use your "compare date period" feature and I will then have the same date versus year-1 namely 01/01/2017 to 18/01/2017

but if I change the date in the main panel to put

18/01/2018

30/01/2018

My comparison column will then remain on 01/01/2017 to 18/01/2017

So it's a disaster for the analyses and I don't see myself updating my tables every time I want to do an analysis.

Can you therefore propose a functionality allowing to have a checkbox in the main calendar with the mention :

- comparison versus last year

- comparison versus last month

And this in a dynamic way

Thanks

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Level 2

2/13/23

I'm seeing date range segments in Adobe Analytics workspace broken - not reporting 'last week' or 'last month' correctly and somehow now being influenced by the date range on your workspace report - this has broken all of our reporting.

Anyone know whats going on

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Level 1

11/10/23

Hi @Tsabin1 

I flagged the setting "Make date range components relative to panel calendar", but when I change the data range from the panel, the comparison date does not change accordingly.

 

Is there something I'm doing wrong?

 

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Employee

11/13/23

@Paolo "making components relative" works with relative data components (last week, last 30 days, etc.) not fixed date ranges (like what you have with Feb 1 - Mar 31). 

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Level 1

11/14/23

@Tsabin1 what changes should I make to ensure that, if the panel data range at the top right changes, the previous period also changes. For example, if I manually change the panel datarange making Feb,1 2023 - May,1 2023, I want that the previous period also changes in Feb,1 2022 - May,1 2022.

How do I step to do this?