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Matrix to Manage Human Resources between Projects

Hi experts, 


I have to create a matrix reporting how many people in a project and how many projects a person is currently involving in. 


Ideally, I expect to have a table as below: 

Employee1234567Total project per employee
Jane1  1  13
Nancy  1 1 13
John 1 11115
Chris1 1  114
Adam11 111 5
Total employee per project322333420


As I'm creating a matrix in Power BI, I can't create the total column as the table I described above. I can only have the total row at the bottom of the matrix or the total column have sum of the value, the other's value is always 1. 


Situation 1:

I used Employee Name as Column, Project as Row, and Value is Count Distinct EmployeeID -> Total project per emoployee is 1 

If I switch the Value to Count Distrinct ProjectID -> total employee per project is 1 

Error 1:



Employee12345Total project per employee
Jane1  1 1
Nancy  1 11
John 1 111
Chris1 1  1
Adam11 111
Total employee per project3223313


Error 2:

Even when I switch the Column and Row, still same problem. 

ProjectJaneNancyJohnChrisAdamTotal employee per project
11  1 1
2  1 11
3 1 111
41 1  1
511 111
Total project per employee3223313


Has anyone had this situation before? Please help, thank you in advance.

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @admbinp ,


As @HarishKM said,you can try to use countx function.

Could you tell me if your problem has been solved?
If it is, kindly Accept it as the solution. More people will benefit from it.
Or you are still confused about it, please provide me with more details about your table and your problem.


Best Regards,
Yalan Wu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

@admbinp  Hey 

drag that project id (if data type is text ) and employee in matrix row coloumn then drag your unique employee id  = countrows(employee_id) once you will do you will find like this .


when you select distinctcount then for row it will show only 1 at total but for col you will get correct result but if you will use countrow then you will have the sum at both level .

Pasting image for your ref.

Left with disticnt count and right with countrows.






unique record = COUNTX(financials,DISTINCTCOUNT(financials[Product]))

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