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joshcomputer1
Helper V
Helper V

Count between start and end date

I have a table as follows.  I want to get a count of names between start and end date.  the result is a table like figure 2.  I have a datetable related to this table. When I do the measure, it is just giving me a count based on start date.  So, if I have two that started on 1.3 then it shows a 2. Which is not what I want. 

 

The Measure I tried is this:

TEST NEW Headcount = calculate(
                                           count(TEST[Name]),
                                           Filter (
                                           TEST,
                                          TEST[Start_Date] <= calculate(max(datetable1[date]) ) &&
                                          TEST[End_Date] >= calculate(min(DateTable1[Date]))))

 

 

Name              Start_Date                                       End_Date

AbbyTuesday, January 1, 2019Thursday, January 3, 2019
BillWednesday, January 2, 2019Wednesday, January 2, 2019
ChrisThursday, January 3, 2019Saturday, January 5, 2019
DaveThursday, January 3, 2019Friday, January 4, 2019
ElliotFriday, January 4, 2019Wednesday, January 9, 2019
FrankSaturday, January 5, 2019Monday, January 7, 2019

 

DESIRED RESULT SET

DateEmployee Count
1/1/20191
1/2/20192
1/3/20193
1/4/20193
1/5/20193
1/6/20192
1/7/20192
1/8/20191
1/9/20191
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MFelix
Super User
Super User

Hi @joshcomputer1 ,

 

Your measure is correct however your datetable needs to be disconnected from your Test Table.

 

Since you have a relationship on the Start Date your data is filtered by the start date only so give you 6  as a result and not the expect outcome.

 

Check the image below and PBIX file attach:

Start_end_date.gif

 

Regards,

MFelix


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MFelix
Super User
Super User

Hi @joshcomputer1 ,

 

Your measure is correct however your datetable needs to be disconnected from your Test Table.

 

Since you have a relationship on the Start Date your data is filtered by the start date only so give you 6  as a result and not the expect outcome.

 

Check the image below and PBIX file attach:

Start_end_date.gif

 

Regards,

MFelix


Regards

Miguel Félix


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Anonymous
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Hi, @MFelix 

I've tried this solution when having csv of excel files as a dataset which seems to work fine. However when I'm working with an online database using direct query it doesn't. I'm trying to count the number of id's between the start date and end date, but with direct query it's only counting the id on the start date or not whatsoever. 

Any ideas why this method doesn't work while working with online datasets?

I appreciate any input!

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

If you are using direct query then the calculation needs to be different since you are not abble to create disconnected table.

 

Try the following code:

 

DateSlicer = CALCULATE(
    COUNTROWS(contractid),
    FILTER(ALL(Table1),
        DateTable[Date] >= [startdate] &&
        DateTable[Date] <= [Enddate])

Regards

Miguel Félix


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Anonymous
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Hi @MFelix ,

thanks for your quick response. Not sure what you mean though. With the COUNTROWS statement I have to refer to a table and not a column and I also can't refer to the date table in this measure. 

Hope you can help me

Cheers,
Marco

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

You need to reference the table that you want to filter, the column is reference on the filter statement.


Regards

Miguel Félix


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Hi @MFelix ,

 

I know this is a few years old but super helpful. Thank you.

 

Using your example I was able to make it for my use case. However, if I put the data in a bar chart with calendar as X and the measure as Y it and a slicer with the calendar it works great. However, since it's a discconnected table I am not able to click on the chart to filter a table. Is that possible? 

 

for example:

 

I'm tracking staff on trips with a start and end date. Each trip has a unique ID. I want to be able to see on a chart the number of trips that are occuring at any given month and when i click that month it will filter my table to show me who is traveling. Your example shows the correct data on the chart but it doesn't filter back the table. Wondering how one would tackle that with it being disconnected. 

 

Thanks for taking the time to answer a question from 2019..

Hi @RoofTopNomad ,

 

In this case just try to add the metric on the table visualization filters and set the filter to is not blank. This should give you the expected result that is filtering the records based on the metric selection.


Regards

Miguel Félix


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Of course! What an obvious solution! Thanks

Anonymous
Not applicable

here is my suggestion to tackle this :

 

first Make a new date table.

 

DateTable = Calendar(Minx(table1,Table1[Date]),Now()) 

Now add a new calculated column:

 

DateSlicer = CALCULATE(
    COUNTROWS(contractid),
    FILTER(Table1,
        DateTable[Date] >= [startdate] &&
        DateTable[Date] <= [Enddate])

 

Hope this  will help.

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