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pintobean87
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Create columns that count number of blanks and populated cells

So I have two columns: "Start date" and "End date" Some cells in the columns, however, are blank. So, I want to create 3 columns that add a "1" in the their respective cells based on the following conditions:

 

Column One: If row has a start date and end date, then add a "1"

Column Two: If row has a start date and no end date, then add a "1"

Column Three: If row has no start date and no end date, then add a "1"

 

Reason I want three columns is because then I'll add up those 1s to display the number of rows that fall under each category.

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PhilipTreacy
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Hi @pintobean87 

 

Download example PBIX file

 

You can do this with measures.  Usually best to use measures when you can rather than create unnecessary columns in your data set.

 

 

Start Date and End Date = CALCULATE(COUNTROWS('DataTable'), FILTER('DataTable', NOT ISBLANK('DataTable'[End Date]) && NOT ISBLANK('DataTable'[Start Date])))

 

 

 

No End Date = CALCULATE(COUNTROWS('DataTable'), FILTER('DataTable', ISBLANK('DataTable'[End Date]) && NOT ISBLANK('DataTable'[Start Date])))

 

 

 

No Start Date and No End Date = CALCULATE(COUNTROWS('DataTable'), FILTER('DataTable', ISBLANK('DataTable'[End Date]) && ISBLANK('DataTable'[Start Date])))

 

 

enddates.png

 

Regards

 

Phil



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FreemanZ
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Try add three columns with the codes respectively:
Column One = IF ([Start Date]<>BLANK()&&[End Date]<>BLANK(),1)
Column Two = IF ([Start Date]<>BLANK()&&[End Date]=BLANK(),1)
Column Three = IF ([Start Date]=BLANK()&&[End Date]=BLANK(),1)
 
If you feel comfortable with Power Query, you shall turn to PQ to add conditional columns.
PhilipTreacy
Super User
Super User

Hi @pintobean87 

 

Download example PBIX file

 

You can do this with measures.  Usually best to use measures when you can rather than create unnecessary columns in your data set.

 

 

Start Date and End Date = CALCULATE(COUNTROWS('DataTable'), FILTER('DataTable', NOT ISBLANK('DataTable'[End Date]) && NOT ISBLANK('DataTable'[Start Date])))

 

 

 

No End Date = CALCULATE(COUNTROWS('DataTable'), FILTER('DataTable', ISBLANK('DataTable'[End Date]) && NOT ISBLANK('DataTable'[Start Date])))

 

 

 

No Start Date and No End Date = CALCULATE(COUNTROWS('DataTable'), FILTER('DataTable', ISBLANK('DataTable'[End Date]) && ISBLANK('DataTable'[Start Date])))

 

 

enddates.png

 

Regards

 

Phil



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