It would be an excellent basic feature/enhancement if Dashboard Periods would update Custom Mode: Custom Calculations when the calculations period is set to ‘Default’.
There has been some work on this already. When in custom mode you now have a checkbox on the designer which allows you to have the default date change. However, you cannot mix date ranges. For example this will not work if you have:
- Current month
However, if you have this configuration it will work:
- Current Month
- Prior Month (using same period type but on “Previous”)
Here is the view in the designer:
This is a step in the right direction but cannot handle differing period types as it would get confused.
I raised the opportunity for variables to be introduced in Custom mode which could then handle this in dashboards. I believe this is the next logical step in dashboard design as this would handle what if scenarios and produce more complex reporting requirements back in 2019 (warning gets very nerdy):