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bwelsh Regular Visitor

## Adding Pay Period to Date Dimension Table

Hello,

I have a date dimension table and I need to add a column for pay period end date each date in the table ends on. How would I go about doing this? Generally (in excel) I would set the first static pay period end date and simply count up from there, however this date dimension table is dynamic so I wont be able to do that. Our last bi-weekly pay period ended on April 28th.

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## Re: Adding Pay Period to Date Dimension Table

@bwelsh

In this scenario, you can create a calculated column to display the pay period number based on the first pay period start date. Then you can calculate the max date within same pay period group.

I use 2017/4/29 as the first pay period start date.

1. Create a calculated column like below;

`pay period number = FLOOR(DATEDIFF(DATE(2017,4,29),'Table'[Date],DAY)/14,1)+1` 2. Then create a column to get the pay period end date.

`pay period end date = CALCULATE(MAX('Table'[Date]),ALLEXCEPT('Table','Table'[pay period number]))` Regards,

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Pfister Established Member

## Re: Adding Pay Period to Date Dimension Table

Hi @bwelsh

Can you post a pic of your data and a pic of the desired output?

Greetings Hp Pfister
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bwelsh Regular Visitor

## Re: Adding Pay Period to Date Dimension Table

This is my date dimension table. I need to create a column (based on the first column) that shows the last date of the pay-period.  v-sihou-msft
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## Re: Adding Pay Period to Date Dimension Table

@bwelsh

In this scenario, you can create a calculated column to display the pay period number based on the first pay period start date. Then you can calculate the max date within same pay period group.

I use 2017/4/29 as the first pay period start date.

1. Create a calculated column like below;

`pay period number = FLOOR(DATEDIFF(DATE(2017,4,29),'Table'[Date],DAY)/14,1)+1` 2. Then create a column to get the pay period end date.

`pay period end date = CALCULATE(MAX('Table'[Date]),ALLEXCEPT('Table','Table'[pay period number]))` Regards,