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Calculating the number of minutes between dates in slicer



I have a question I am hoping someone can answer. Basically I have a table that has a date for each record. There are not records for each date. For instance, there may be a record on 3/1/2021 and 4/13/2021, but those are the only ones. I have a slicer that utilizes this date as the filter. The problem comes that I am trying to analyze some numbers, but I need to calculate the number of minutes in the date slicer. For instance, if the date range selected is 4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021, I need the number of minutes between those two dates. Is there any way to do this?

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[Num of Mins] =
var MinDate = MIN( Slicer[Date] )
var MaxDate = MAX( Slicer[Date] )
var MinCount =
    ( MaxDate - MinDate ) // num of days
        * 24    // num of hours in a day
        * 60    // num of mins in an hour

Thanks. My issue is that I don't know the DAX to get "Slicer[Date]" since "Slicer" isn't recognized.

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Since you have not given us any clue about your tables and their names... well, I used a generic name. You should now adjust it to your model.

Well, say I have a field for "Date of Incident". That may only have a few days in it. For instance one issue on 4/5/2021. The slicer might be looking from 3/15/2021 to 5/31/2021. If I do Max or Min on the Date of Incident, I will get 4/5 instead of the beginning or ending date in the slicer. I'm trying to target the actual date range in the slicer, not the records.

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