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Division based on 2 other values from different columns

Hi everyone, I am very new to DAX and the purpose of using Pbi is to model data for our manufacturing production control.


I have collected data for the below:

-Time study data ( Machine, Material #, Pieces/Hr) "Look up table"

-Completed work ticket data (Machine, Material #, [Measure: Pieces/Hr])


Our material# profiles can run on different machines but has different pieces/hr. Goal is to make a simple calculation by dividing pieces/hr(Completed work ticket data) with pieces/hr (Time study data). Returning production efficiency based on material# and machines.


Currently relationship between the 2 tables are many to many for "material #" and "machine". If i use SUM for the time study data, it will sum all machines producing the same profile. If I use average for the time study data, it will only return an average value for all machines producing the same profile. How could I fix that??



**As you can see, highlighted have same profile but different machine


*Current relationship


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Hi @nicklabh 

easiest approach is to create a new column in both tables which is the concatenation of Machine and Material # columns that would be a primary key i the dimension (lookup table) and will enable the creation of one to many relationship. Then youe measure would simply be

DivisionMeasure =
AVERAGEX ( TimeStudyRawDat, DIVIDE ( [Prices/HR], TimeStudyRawDat[Prices/HR] ) )

Hi tamerj1, thank you for your answer.


I have added the concate column and now it is relationship in 1 to many. However the formula is not producing the correct % calculation


  • Completed ticket data table exist measure pieces/Hr for each line
  • Timestudyraw data table exist pieces/Hr




Timestudyraw data table (64 pieces/hr)


Completed ticket data table (Average 40.5 pieces/hr)


Correct calcuation is 40.5/64 = 63%




However, the current calculation is




Can please copy/paste the dax? It is not clear in the screenshot. Why do you need to use LOOKUPVALUE?

My apologies, I used the wrong data anyway.

Please see the following Dax:


It should be returning 67.5%, but it is returning 77.1%




Completed ticket data:






In your visual you should be using the [Material #] from the TimeStudyRawDat table (the dimension table). Then apply the following measure. 

Note: Please do not use LOOKUPVALUE, as it is an inefficient FUNCTION and proves useless in many scenarios.

Production Efficiency =
    DIVIDE (
        AVERAGE ( 'Completed Ticket Data'[Pieces/Hr] ),


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