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## DAX formula for staff member associated with most recent visit date

Hello,

I’m trying to determine what DAX formula would be used to create a new column that calculates the staff member associated with the most recent visit date. There are 6 total columns: 3 for each position's visit date and 3 with the associated position's staff member.

 Appraiser Visit Date Appraiser Visit Staff Construction Visit Date Construction Visit Staff Underwriter Visit Date Underwriter Visit Staff 7/22/2022 Tom Jones 7/22/2022 Tom Jones 7/22/2022 Tom Jones Peter Parker 12/3/2020 Jane Smith Kyle Le 8/2/2017 Kyle Le 4/11/2021 Hugo Jones 4/11/2021 Hugo Jones 6/7/2018 Johnny Appleseed 10/9/2019 Parker Collins

Here’s where it gets tricky:

• Some rows are completely blank. For those rows, I would like it to calculate a blank.
• Several rows have the exact same visit dates and staff members listed.
• There may be a staff member listed, but no associated date. For these items, I still want to pull the staff member’s name.

I appreciate any guidance.

2 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS  Resolver III

Hi @PBInewbie17 ,

``````the most recent visit date =
VAR _a =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Appraiser Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Appraiser Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Construction Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Construction Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _b =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Construction Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Construction Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Underwriter Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Underwriter Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _c =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Appraiser Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Appraiser Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Underwriter Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Underwriter Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _d =
IF (
_a <= 0,
IF ( _c <= 0, [Appraiser Visit Date], [Underwriter Visit Date] ),
IF ( _b <= 0, [Construction Visit Date], [Underwriter Visit Date] )
)
RETURN
IF ( _d = DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), BLANK (), _d )``````

Output: Kind Regards,

Bubble

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.  Resolver III

Hi @PBInewbie17 ,

``````Most Recent Visit Date =
VAR _a1 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 1] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 1] )
VAR _a2 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 2] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 2] )
VAR _a3 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 3] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 3] )
VAR _a =
DATEDIFF ( _a1, _a2, DAY )
VAR _b =
DATEDIFF ( _a2, _a3, DAY )
VAR _c =
DATEDIFF ( _a1, _a3, DAY )
VAR _d =
IF (
_a <= 0,
IF ( _c <= 0, 'Table'[Date 1], 'Table'[Date 3] ),
IF ( _b <= 0, 'Table'[Date 2], 'Table'[Date 3] )
)
RETURN
IF ( _d = DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), BLANK (), _d )

Associated Name =
VAR _a1 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 1] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 1] )
VAR _a2 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 2] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 2] )
VAR _a3 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 3] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 3] )
VAR _a =
DATEDIFF ( _a1, _a2, DAY )
VAR _b =
DATEDIFF ( _a2, _a3, DAY )
VAR _c =
DATEDIFF ( _a1, _a3, DAY )
VAR _d =
IF (
_a <= 0,
IF ( _c <= 0, 'Table'[Name 1], 'Table'[Name 3] ),
IF ( _b <= 0, 'Table'[Name 2], 'Table'[Name 3] )
)
RETURN
IF (
_d = BLANK (),
SWITCH (
TRUE (),
'Table'[Name 1] = BLANK ()
&& 'Table'[Name 3] = BLANK (), 'Table'[Name 2],
'Table'[Name 1] = BLANK ()
&& 'Table'[Name 2] = BLANK (), 'Table'[Name 3],
'Table'[Name 2] = BLANK ()
&& 'Table'[Name 3] = BLANK (), 'Table'[Name 1]
),
_d
)``````

Final output: Kind Regards,

Bubble

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7 REPLIES 7  Resolver III

Hi @PBInewbie17 ,

``````Most Recent Visit Date =
VAR _a1 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 1] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 1] )
VAR _a2 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 2] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 2] )
VAR _a3 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 3] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 3] )
VAR _a =
DATEDIFF ( _a1, _a2, DAY )
VAR _b =
DATEDIFF ( _a2, _a3, DAY )
VAR _c =
DATEDIFF ( _a1, _a3, DAY )
VAR _d =
IF (
_a <= 0,
IF ( _c <= 0, 'Table'[Date 1], 'Table'[Date 3] ),
IF ( _b <= 0, 'Table'[Date 2], 'Table'[Date 3] )
)
RETURN
IF ( _d = DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), BLANK (), _d )

Associated Name =
VAR _a1 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 1] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 1] )
VAR _a2 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 2] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 2] )
VAR _a3 =
IF ( ISBLANK ( 'Table'[Date 3] ), DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), 'Table'[Date 3] )
VAR _a =
DATEDIFF ( _a1, _a2, DAY )
VAR _b =
DATEDIFF ( _a2, _a3, DAY )
VAR _c =
DATEDIFF ( _a1, _a3, DAY )
VAR _d =
IF (
_a <= 0,
IF ( _c <= 0, 'Table'[Name 1], 'Table'[Name 3] ),
IF ( _b <= 0, 'Table'[Name 2], 'Table'[Name 3] )
)
RETURN
IF (
_d = BLANK (),
SWITCH (
TRUE (),
'Table'[Name 1] = BLANK ()
&& 'Table'[Name 3] = BLANK (), 'Table'[Name 2],
'Table'[Name 1] = BLANK ()
&& 'Table'[Name 2] = BLANK (), 'Table'[Name 3],
'Table'[Name 2] = BLANK ()
&& 'Table'[Name 3] = BLANK (), 'Table'[Name 1]
),
_d
)``````

Final output: Kind Regards,

Bubble

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.  Helper I

Thank you!! That worked.  Resolver III

Hi @PBInewbie17 ,

``````the most recent visit Staff =
VAR _a =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Appraiser Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Appraiser Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Construction Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Construction Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _b =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Construction Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Construction Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Underwriter Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Underwriter Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _c =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Appraiser Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Appraiser Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Underwriter Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Underwriter Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _d =
IF (
_a <= 0,
IF ( _c <= 0, [Appraiser Visit Staff], [Underwriter Visit Staff] ),
IF ( _b <= 0, [Construction Visit Staff], [Underwriter Visit Staff] )
)
RETURN
IF (
[Appraiser Visit Staff] = BLANK (),
SWITCH (
TRUE (),
[Appraiser Visit Staff] = BLANK ()
&& [Underwriter Visit Staff] = BLANK (), [Construction Visit Staff],
[Appraiser Visit Staff] = BLANK ()
&& [Underwriter Visit Staff] = BLANK (), [Construction Visit Staff],
[Construction Visit Staff] = BLANK ()
&& [Underwriter Visit Staff] = BLANK (), [Appraiser Visit Staff]
),
_d
)``````

Output: Kind Regards,

Bubble

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.  Helper I

Bubble,

Thank you, but I tried your solutions and they do not account for additional variables in my data. I've created a new table that includes 3 dates with corresponding names. The goal is the same: calculate the most recent date and the associated name that goes with that date. I am not sure how to paste the DAX code in here, so I've provided screenshots of both the table and the formulas I used. Thank you.     Resolver III

Hi @PBInewbie17 ,

``````the most recent visit date =
VAR _a =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Appraiser Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Appraiser Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Construction Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Construction Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _b =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Construction Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Construction Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Underwriter Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Underwriter Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _c =
DATEDIFF (
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Appraiser Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Appraiser Visit Date]
),
IF (
ISBLANK ( [Underwriter Visit Date] ),
DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ),
[Underwriter Visit Date]
),
DAY
)
VAR _d =
IF (
_a <= 0,
IF ( _c <= 0, [Appraiser Visit Date], [Underwriter Visit Date] ),
IF ( _b <= 0, [Construction Visit Date], [Underwriter Visit Date] )
)
RETURN
IF ( _d = DATE ( 1899, 12, 31 ), BLANK (), _d )``````

Output: Kind Regards,

Bubble

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.  Helper I

Thank you, this helps. Once I find the most recent visit date, how do I calculate the corresponding staff person with that visit date?  Super User

Hi @PBInewbie17.  Your data model is wrong.  What you want to have is a big list of visit types, dates and who was associated with that particular visit.  If you correct your data model, this isn't very difficult.  But with how your data is laid out, it's a nightmare to solve.

Reformat your data model so that tables are long but narrow, not wide.  