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mshodge
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Sum Single Column based on Multiple Name Appearances Across Columns

Hopefully you can assist..  We have multiple people working on numerous packing efforts.  Their name can appear in Column 1, 2 or 3.  Column 1 is the lead and columns 2 and 3 assist.  When one person completes the job they get full credit, 2 then .5 with 3 shared at .33.

 

I want to show a table with the packer names across the top and the dates (data column not shown) on the left.  How do I sum a single column (Packs) when the names can appear in either column 1, 2 or 3?

 

Packedby1Packedby2Packedby3Packs
a  1
a  1
a  1
ab 0.5
ab 0.5
ab 0.5
ac 0.5
ac 0.5
ac 0.5
abc0.33
abc0.33
abc0.33
b  1
b  1
b  1
bc 0.5
bc 0.5
bc 0.5
c  1
c  1
c  1
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Phil_Seamark
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @mshodge

 

You could pivot the so you have the data in a tall column using the following calculated table :

 

Table = UNION(
            SELECTCOLUMNS('Table1',"PackedBy",'Table1'[Packedby1],"Packs",[Packs]),
            SELECTCOLUMNS('Table1',"PackedBy",'Table1'[Packedby1],"Packs",[Packs]),
            SELECTCOLUMNS('Table1',"PackedBy",'Table1'[Packedby1],"Packs",[Packs])
            )

Then you and put the Packer in a Matrix visual on columns and the rows will sum up correctly.

 

 


To learn more about DAX visit : aka.ms/practicalDAX

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Phil_Seamark
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @mshodge

 

You could pivot the so you have the data in a tall column using the following calculated table :

 

Table = UNION(
            SELECTCOLUMNS('Table1',"PackedBy",'Table1'[Packedby1],"Packs",[Packs]),
            SELECTCOLUMNS('Table1',"PackedBy",'Table1'[Packedby1],"Packs",[Packs]),
            SELECTCOLUMNS('Table1',"PackedBy",'Table1'[Packedby1],"Packs",[Packs])
            )

Then you and put the Packer in a Matrix visual on columns and the rows will sum up correctly.

 

 


To learn more about DAX visit : aka.ms/practicalDAX

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Awesome.  Great response Phil.  Thank you.  I changed each line to Packedby1 to Packedby2 and 3.  I then filtered out the blanks (there will be many more blanks than data).

 

Cheers, Matt

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