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Feature request: previous year comparison normalised for weeks

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It would be extremely useful if previous year comparisons were a bit more intelligent so that if the current period is a range of complete weeks or ISO weeks, the previous period is aligned to match instead of being based on the identical date range, please.

 

In GA this is can be fixed by manually editing the previous period — even if that is tedious to do each time. In Data Studio we can’t even do that.

Re: Feature request: previous year comparison normalised for weeks

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In case I haven't explained that very well, this weekly time series comparison demonstrates the impact:

 

 

year on year weekly comparison.png

 

 

 

Feature request: previous year comparison normalised for weeks

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Agree.  My weeks always run Monday-Sunday and certain days of the week always have higher sales.  So when I pull up the week of Jan 9-15 and select compare to previous year, I want to compare it to Jan 11-17 not the same exact date range.