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## Calculate Average with Filter

Good afternoon,

I am trying to create an average using a filter.  In my screen shot below, you can see that under the Attribute column there are two different values.  I want to be able to sum up the Process Hours Entry to 1CR column and divide it by the count of the Attribute column where the value is 1CR_Associate_ID.  Currently when I try and just use the average function it is dividing the total by 16.  Any ideas on how to accomplish this???  Thanks in Advance!!

Renee

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Community Support

HI, @Rebender

You may try to this formula to create a measure as below:

```Measure =
DIVIDE (
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] ) ),
CALCULATE (
COUNTA ( 'Table'[Attribute] ),
'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] <> 0
),
0
)```

or use this formula to create a column

```Column = DIVIDE (
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] ),FILTER('Table','Table'[Attribute]=EARLIER('Table'[Attribute]) )),
CALCULATE (
COUNTA ( 'Table'[Attribute] ),FILTER('Table','Table'[Attribute]=EARLIER('Table'[Attribute])&&
'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] <> 0)
),
0
)```

Result:

measurecolumn

here is pbix, please try it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rgvy7m8w1l15we6/Calculate%20Average%20with%20Filter.pbix?dl=0

Best Regards,

Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
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Community Support

HI, @Rebender

You may try to this formula to create a measure as below:

```Measure =
DIVIDE (
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] ) ),
CALCULATE (
COUNTA ( 'Table'[Attribute] ),
'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] <> 0
),
0
)```

or use this formula to create a column

```Column = DIVIDE (
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] ),FILTER('Table','Table'[Attribute]=EARLIER('Table'[Attribute]) )),
CALCULATE (
COUNTA ( 'Table'[Attribute] ),FILTER('Table','Table'[Attribute]=EARLIER('Table'[Attribute])&&
'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] <> 0)
),
0
)```

Result:

measurecolumn

here is pbix, please try it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rgvy7m8w1l15we6/Calculate%20Average%20with%20Filter.pbix?dl=0

Best Regards,

Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
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Frequent Visitor

Thank you so much for your help!  I have just one more question....  How would I change the code if I want to have this divide by a distinct count of WPS?  I have two rows that have the same number so I would like to sum the 4 rows hours and then divide by a distinct count of WPS (3)...

Thanks again!

Renee

Resolver III

Helle @Rebender,

Try this;

```Measure2 =
DIVIDE (
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] ) );
CALCULATE (
DISTINCTCOUNT( ( 'Table'[WPS] ));
'Table'[Process Hours Entry to] <> 0
);
0
)```

Greets,

Ronald

Frequent Visitor

This is working great except I have one more question/problem.....  I have slicers on my report that the measure seems to be ignoring.   Do I have to do something else in order for the measure to use the slicers?

thanks again!!!

Renee

Community Support

hi, @Rebender

You should check these slicers if had created the relationship with this table and the cross filter direction if is both.

otherwise it should can be affected by slicer.

Best Regards,

Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
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Resolver III

Hello @Rebender,

If the date field in the slicer is from an another table, you must make a connection between the differt tables.
Otherwise, you must give more information because a slicer with a data field from the table of your'e measures must work,

Greets,

Ronald

Resolver III

Hello @Rebender,

Try this;

```AverageFilter = DIVIDE(
SUM(Table1[1CR]);
CALCULATE(
COUNT(Table1[Attribute]);
Table1[Attribute]="1CR_Associate_ID"))```

Greets,

Ronald

Super User

Perhaps something along the lines of:

```Measure =
VAR __attribute = MAX('Table'[Attribute])
RETURN AVERAGEX(FILTER('Table',[Attribute]=__attribute),[1CR])```

Put in table visual along with Attribute.

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Thanks for you assistance!  Any idea why the value calculates out to 8.17?  If I add the numbers and divide by 4 I come up with 7.81....