Time Series Comparison

Hey, I am new to Metabase and have been looking into the support articles. I want to do a time series comparison and have looked at this help article: https://www.metabase.com/learn/questions/time-series-comparisons to create a custom expression that will allow me to build a question that compares data over multiple years. When I follow the example, metabase says: Expecting expression but found function SumIf returning aggregation

The expression is as follows: SumIf([Amount], between([GiftDateUtc], "2021-01-01", "2021-12-31"))

Any troubleshooting ideas?

Thank you

Hi @aimfree
Are you sure you're using Custom Expression and not trying to create a Custom Column?
There's quick reference about expressions: https://www.metabase.com/docs/latest/users-guide/expressions.html

@flamber thank you so much! yes, I was putting the "expression" in a column section instead of the right spot. Thank you for pointing that out. I am definitely learning and missed that small detail!

I have the same problem but I use Custom expression in the filter ?

Anything wrong ?

Myversion v0.42.3

@thomas.pedot You are trying to aggregate on a filter. Either use the expression in the Summarize section, or just have the between expression in the Filter section.

I tried to find in the summarize section first but dind't find it ?

I want to reproduce the time series comparision so the filter will not work I guess.

@thomas.pedot Post "Diagnostic Info" from Admin > Troubleshooting.

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@thomas.pedot Not all functionality is supported on MongoDB:
https://github.com/metabase/metabase/issues/7097 - upvote by clicking :+1: on the first post

This explains why I saw it before ! I was using dremio plugin and it was working :slight_smile:

Thanks it saves me a lot of time.