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MariemArfaoui
Helper III
Helper III

Add a period type column

Hello everyone,

 

I have created the following time table in dax and I would like to add 2 columns. The 1st one is the result of pivoting the data of 3 columns ( Month, quater and semester labels) and also add another column where I have the type of the period ( month, semester or quarter)

 

Hope this picture provides a better idea of the result i'm looking for

 

timePeriodType.PNG

 

Thank you in advance for your help,

Mariem

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daxer
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Why are you using an incorrect tool for the job at hand? Would it not be 10000000000 times easier to do all of this in Power Query? Most of this is just a mouse click away... What's more, you'll find read-made M code on the net that builds all of this and even more for you. Please do use the right tool for the job.

 

On top of that, a proper date table contains all years with all their days, without any gaps and miscontinuations. It seems you're not following this Best Practice.

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yingyinr
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @MariemArfaoui ,

You can update the formula of your calculated table as below:

Date =
VAR _cal =
    CALENDAR (
        MIN ( 'FactAssignmentByDay'[TIMEBYDAY_DT] ),
        MAX ( 'FactAssignmentByDay'[TIMEBYDAY_DT] )
    )
VAR _temptab =
    ADDCOLUMNS (
        _cal,
        "Year"YEAR ( [Date] ),
        "Month num"MONTH ( [Date] ),
        "Month"FORMAT ( [Date], "MMM" ),
        "Month LB"CONCATENATE ( FORMAT ( [Date], "YYYY" )CONCATENATE ( "M"MONTH ( [Date] ) ) ),
        "Quarter"CONCATENATE ( "Q"QUARTER ( [Date] ) ),
        "Quarter LB",
            CONCATENATE (
                FORMAT ( [Date], "YYYY" ),
                CONCATENATE ( "Q"QUARTER ( [Date] ) )
            ),
        "Semester"IF ( MONTH ( [Date] ) <= 6"S1""S2" ),
        "Semester LB",
            IF (
                MONTH ( [Date] ) <= 6,
                CONCATENATE ( FORMAT ( [Date], "YYYY" )" S1" ),
                CONCATENATE ( FORMAT ( [Date], "YYYY" )" S2" )
            )
    )
RETURN
    UNION (
        SELECTCOLUMNS (
            _temptab,
            "Year", [Year],
            "Month num", [Month num],
            "Month", [Month],
            "Quarter", [Quarter],
            "Semester", [Semester],
            "Label", [Quarter LB],
            "TimePeriod""Quarter"
        ),
        SELECTCOLUMNS (
            _temptab,
            "Year", [Year],
            "Month num", [Month num],
            "Month", [Month],
            "Quarter", [Quarter],
            "Semester", [Semester],
            "Label", [Month LB],
            "TimePeriod""Month"
        ),
        SELECTCOLUMNS (
            _temptab,
            "Year", [Year],
            "Month num", [Month num],
            "Month", [Month],
            "Quarter", [Quarter],
            "Semester", [Semester],
            "Label", [Semester LB],
            "TimePeriod""Semester"
        )
    )

yingyinr_0-1626746870755.png

Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Rena
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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yingyinr
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @MariemArfaoui ,

You can update the formula of your calculated table as below:

Date =
VAR _cal =
    CALENDAR (
        MIN ( 'FactAssignmentByDay'[TIMEBYDAY_DT] ),
        MAX ( 'FactAssignmentByDay'[TIMEBYDAY_DT] )
    )
VAR _temptab =
    ADDCOLUMNS (
        _cal,
        "Year"YEAR ( [Date] ),
        "Month num"MONTH ( [Date] ),
        "Month"FORMAT ( [Date], "MMM" ),
        "Month LB"CONCATENATE ( FORMAT ( [Date], "YYYY" )CONCATENATE ( "M"MONTH ( [Date] ) ) ),
        "Quarter"CONCATENATE ( "Q"QUARTER ( [Date] ) ),
        "Quarter LB",
            CONCATENATE (
                FORMAT ( [Date], "YYYY" ),
                CONCATENATE ( "Q"QUARTER ( [Date] ) )
            ),
        "Semester"IF ( MONTH ( [Date] ) <= 6"S1""S2" ),
        "Semester LB",
            IF (
                MONTH ( [Date] ) <= 6,
                CONCATENATE ( FORMAT ( [Date], "YYYY" )" S1" ),
                CONCATENATE ( FORMAT ( [Date], "YYYY" )" S2" )
            )
    )
RETURN
    UNION (
        SELECTCOLUMNS (
            _temptab,
            "Year", [Year],
            "Month num", [Month num],
            "Month", [Month],
            "Quarter", [Quarter],
            "Semester", [Semester],
            "Label", [Quarter LB],
            "TimePeriod""Quarter"
        ),
        SELECTCOLUMNS (
            _temptab,
            "Year", [Year],
            "Month num", [Month num],
            "Month", [Month],
            "Quarter", [Quarter],
            "Semester", [Semester],
            "Label", [Month LB],
            "TimePeriod""Month"
        ),
        SELECTCOLUMNS (
            _temptab,
            "Year", [Year],
            "Month num", [Month num],
            "Month", [Month],
            "Quarter", [Quarter],
            "Semester", [Semester],
            "Label", [Semester LB],
            "TimePeriod""Semester"
        )
    )

yingyinr_0-1626746870755.png

Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Rena
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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daxer
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Why are you using an incorrect tool for the job at hand? Would it not be 10000000000 times easier to do all of this in Power Query? Most of this is just a mouse click away... What's more, you'll find read-made M code on the net that builds all of this and even more for you. Please do use the right tool for the job.

 

On top of that, a proper date table contains all years with all their days, without any gaps and miscontinuations. It seems you're not following this Best Practice.

View solution in original post

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