SamePeriodLastYear only works if PivotTable has Year Month in ROW field but not when in Column


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I am using this from sample on web to get for Mar, last year Mar amount:-

Last year:=CALCULATE(




It works only if the layout of my Pivot has Year and Month on Row Field.
However, my report layout is always
Year in page field, and Months on Column field.

I tried this layout with this measure then it render errors.
What can I do ?

Thanks in advance.


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I found actually if I put both Year and Month as Column it works,
But if I move Year to Page field, this error comes up

'SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR' only works with contiguous date selections.
This is very strange as :-

Year and Month in column fields it works
Year in page and Month as Column then come to this error.

What can we do here ?

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