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Determining Headcount month by month based on hiring date, termination date, and employee ID

Hi all,


In dire need of help here. I have a HR dataset that contains Employee ID, Hiring Date, and Termination date. I am being asked to calculate total headcount from November 2020 until April 2021. 


The image shown below is the datamodel that I have created within PowerPivot/Power Query/InExcel. Please do not pay attention to the All_Data. This is irrelevant. The main focus is the Employee_Key with all relevant informaiton, and the dynamic Date table created. How can I go about creating a pivot table that shows month to month, the total headcount based on the hiring and term?


I would appreciate any help and insight I could get here.

Thank you.





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You need to do the following at least:

  1. Make one of those relationships between the date table and employee_key table active. It cannot be more than one, and rarely should be less than one. That isn't never, but it is in this case. I assumed below it is the Hiring Date field.
  2. Drop the Month&YEar field from your Date table into the pivot table as a row.
  3. Use this measure - Hiring Date = COUNTROWS(EMPLOYEE_KEY)
  4. Use the below measure for the Term date count
Termination Date =
    USERELATIONSHIP ( EMPLOYEE_KEY[Termination Date], Date[Date] )


If that isn't what you need @Anonymous please post sample non-confidential data  for us to use per these links.

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