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sandeepklce250
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DAX - Measure to get Count of child Id's for a given Parent

Hello Team,

 

We have a DB table with following fields, that have Parent-Child hierarchy. 

Capture.PNGSource TableOur reporting requirement is to come up with following tabular visualization, to display only parent Id Categories (C1,C2,C3) with count of child_id’s associated to my Parent. Something as follows:  

2.PNGFinal Output

So, when I select Id -1, the measure should provide the count of child_id’s for it, which is 2 in this case.

I’m SQL guy and very new to DAX, this can be done using a self-join for Id to ParentId in SQL.

Can anyone please provide a DAX expression for the same?

 

Thanks,
Sundeep

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Super User III
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Re: DAX - Measure to get Count of child Id's for a given Parent

hi @sandeepklce250 

 

Try this method

 

First a calculated column

 

PATH =
PATHITEM ( PATH ( TableName[Id], TableName[ParentId] ), 1, INTEGER )
Now this MEASURE
 
No. of Children =
VAR myvalue =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( TableName[Id] )
VAR mycategory =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( TableName[Category] )
RETURN
    CALCULATE (
        COUNT ( TableName[PATH] ),
        TableName[PATH] = myvalue,
        TableName[Category] <> mycategory,
        ALL ( TableName )
    )
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Super User III
Super User III

Re: DAX - Measure to get Count of child Id's for a given Parent

hi @sandeepklce250 

 

Try this method

 

First a calculated column

 

PATH =
PATHITEM ( PATH ( TableName[Id], TableName[ParentId] ), 1, INTEGER )
Now this MEASURE
 
No. of Children =
VAR myvalue =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( TableName[Id] )
VAR mycategory =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( TableName[Category] )
RETURN
    CALCULATE (
        COUNT ( TableName[PATH] ),
        TableName[PATH] = myvalue,
        TableName[Category] <> mycategory,
        ALL ( TableName )
    )
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Super User III
Super User III

Re: DAX - Measure to get Count of child Id's for a given Parent

@sandeepklce250 

 

Please see attached file as well with your sample data and results

 

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sandeepklce250
Frequent Visitor

Re: DAX - Measure to get Count of child Id's for a given Parent

Thank you Zubair, this worked. Thanks a bunch for attaching the sample report as well.

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