How to use Summary Change for dynamic/custom date range selection in Workspace?



I realize you can compare to set date ranges and rolling date ranges in Workspace. What I can't figure out is how to adjust for when a user wants to compare to their own custom date range. For example, I want a dashboard where a user can:


1. Select a month and see A) total visits and B) summary change from the previous month 

2. Using the same widgets as #1 the user can select the last quarter and see the summary change from the previous quarter

3. Using the same widgets as #1 the user can select a random day and see the summary change from the previous day


I don't want to have to set up a bunch of different visuals just to show different date ranges and the percentage change from the same previous range. This seems like a really basic feature but it doesn't appear to be possible. 


Appreciate any tips.

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My understanding is that "current" will always refer to the day, week, month, quarter, year associated with today's date. This means that it will likely be impossible to allow a user to select a date and then have all the comparison data update to be relative to that selected date. It's a bummer for sure, and I've wound up creating reports in Tableau to allow for choose-your-own-adventure date range comparisons.