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dd88
Helper II
Helper II

Sum multiple columns values, how to?

I would like to ..

 

Obtain the total count of blank values in Column A

These are true blank values.

 

Obtain the total count of blank values in Column B

 

Then add the values. and store the Total in a new field.

 

 

So far I have done the following, however not sure if this is best practice.

 

CountBlankSystem1EmployeeID = COUNTBLANK('Table'[System 1 Employee ID])

Column Formatted as Whole Number

Returns the number 39

 

CountBlankSystem2EmployeeID = COUNTBLANK('Table'[System 2 Employee ID])

Column Formatted as Whole Number

Returns the number 17

 

Now I need to work out how to add the values of 39+17 = 56

Note these totals will update with new data uploads from Excel.

 

TIA

 

 

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amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@dd88 , Create a new measure

[CountBlankSystem1EmployeeID] +[CountBlankSystem2EmployeeID]

 

or create a measure

 

countows(filter(Table, isblank('Table'[System 1 Employee ID])) || isblank('Table'[System 2 Employee ID])) ) )

and another question is ..

 

I currently have the following counts for

 

Total Mismatches = 4

TotalBlank EmployeeID System 1 = 1

TotalBlank EmployeeID System 2 = 1

 

The last count to workout is total mistmatches. ie (EmployeeID System 1 is not blank) AND (EmployeeID System 2 is not blank) = 2

 

How can I achieve this?

 

Create a new calculated column, new measure?

 

Eg Total Mismatches – (TotalBlank EmployeeID System 1 - TotalBlank EmployeeID System 2)

 

 

 

Note: ideally there is a unique employeeID that is the key. Unfortunately the data is from active legacy separate systems. I am performing a data clean-up across both systems. To do data migration/ preparation into a new system which will have a unique employeeID.

 

An example data set is

 

PowerBiExampleData.jpg

 

TIA

Many thanks @amitchandak  

I used your suggestion Option 1

Create a new calculated column 
Total = [CountBlankSystem1EmployeeID] +[CountBlankSystem2EmployeeID]

 

And it worked! Many thanks again ..

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