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Calculated column by using group by other columns.

Hi All,


I want to calculate total hour spent by the employee for a day


Please find below the example

I have also included the desired column which I am trying to get.


NameDateTaskHours spent Expected Output column
Raj20-09-20161112 6
Raj20-09-20161124 6
Raj21-09-20161131 1
Raj22-09-20161146 10
Raj22-09-20161154 10
App20-09-20161163 6
App20-09-20161172 6
App20-09-20161181 6
App22-09-20161194 15
App22-09-20161206 15
App22-09-20161215 15
Pom20-09-20161228 16
Pom20-09-20161234 16
Pom20-09-20161241 16
Pom20-09-20161253 16
Pom21-09-20161261.5 1.5
Pom22-09-20161273.5 3.5
Ken23-09-20161282 9
Ken23-09-20161291.5 9
Ken23-09-20161302.5 9
Ken23-09-20161313 9



In this scenario, you can use a Filter with VAR function to SUM Hours Spent for a day for a specific Name. See my sample below.


I assume you have a table called MyTestTable like below.


Then you should be able to use the formula below to create a calculate column to get Hours Spent for a day for a specific Name.

Hour Spent For A Day = 
VAR name1 = MyTestTable[Name]
VAR date1 = MyTestTable[Date]
        SUM ( MyTestTable[Hours spent] ),
        ALL ( MyTestTable ),
        FILTER ( MyTestTable, MyTestTable[Name] = name1 && MyTestTable[Date] = date1 )




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@aktripathi2506 In desktop, go to query editor -> under Transform tab -> click Group BY and as below to get desired result.



Thank you @ankitpatira,


But I am afraid that I can not try this way, as in actual senario I am using the data from 3 table which are related to each other (by building the relationship). 


So name is coming from Table 1, group is coming from table 2 and hour is coming from table 3.


So i was thinking to do it by using a DAX formula. Because with Dax formula I can use these columns from different table by using the related function.



Try this 


RunningTotal= SumX(
Filter ( YourTable, YourTable[Name] = Earlier ( YourTable[Name]) && YourTable[Date] <= Earlier(YourTable[Date]) ),


It should work


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Thank you @CheenuSing and @v-ljerr-msft for detailed reply,


But with the suggested solution from both of you I have following problem:


I am having 2 different table table 1 and table 2 which are connected to each other. and Name and date are coming from two different table.


Hours spent and date is from table 1

name is from table 2


@CheenuSing With earlier I am not able to use the other table's column.

@v-ljerr-msft I don't know if there is a way to create a new calculated column which takes input from two different tables.




I don't know if there is a way to create a new calculated column which takes input from two different tables.

Yes, RELATED and RELATEDTABLE functions should work in this scenario. Could you screenshoot the relationship between your tables and post some sample data in your case?



@aktripathi2506 In that case you can leverage GROUPBY and SUMMARIZE functions of DAX.

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