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Berl21
Helper I
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Calculating Date to month based on count distinct

Hi,

I need to display a measure displaying the number of current users for the month. I thought that this would work:

Distinct Count MTD = TOTALMTD( DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),'Date Query'[Date])
 
I don't get an error message, but the measure returns an empty value. Normally that works fine with sums...how would you approach this?
 
Thanks,
 
Pauline.
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speedramps
Super User
Super User

Only Power BI novices still use TOTALMTD

 

It is best practice to use a Calandar table for all Power BI date logic

see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtYn1hfdSAM

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVLaVLluYE

and all the other Calandar training modules ... they are free !

 

Then your answer will be something like  ....

Distinct Count MTD = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),
Calendar(MonthOffset) = 0)

Distinct Count previous month = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),
Calendar(MonthOffset) = -1)

Distinct Count YTD = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),
Calendar(YearOffset) = 0)

Distinct Count previous quarter = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),
Calendar(QuarterOffset) = -1)

 

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speedramps
Super User
Super User

Only Power BI novices still use TOTALMTD

 

It is best practice to use a Calandar table for all Power BI date logic

see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtYn1hfdSAM

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVLaVLluYE

and all the other Calandar training modules ... they are free !

 

Then your answer will be something like  ....

Distinct Count MTD = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),
Calendar(MonthOffset) = 0)

Distinct Count previous month = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),
Calendar(MonthOffset) = -1)

Distinct Count YTD = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),
Calendar(YearOffset) = 0)

Distinct Count previous quarter = 
CALCULATE
DISTINCTCOUNT('Overview VNB Anträge'[Verteilnetzbetreiber]),
Calendar(QuarterOffset) = -1)

 

Thanks for reaching out for help.

I put in a lot of effort to help you, now please quickly help me by giving kudos.

Remeber we are unpaid volunteers and here to coach you with Power BI and DAX skills and techniques, not do the users job for them. So please click the thumbs up and accept as solution button. 

If you give someone a fish then you only give them one meal, but if you teach them how to fish then they can feed themselves and teach others for a lifetime.  I prefer to teach members on this forum techniques rather give full solutions and do their job. You can then adapt the technique for your solution, learn some DAX skills for next time and soon become a Power BI Super User like me. 

One question per ticket please. If you need to extend your request then please raise a new ticket.

You will get a quicker response and each volunteer solver will get the kudos they deserve. Thank you ! 

 

 

 

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