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## Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

Hello,

New to BI.

I am looking to count September in a month column.

Can work out the count part but not the filter, can you help please?

Stopped at the below.

Absence Rate = CALCULATE(Count('DB Headcount'[Month],FILTER('DB Headcount') = September

Ross

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## Re: Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

@rosscortb

So the answer that i posted before will help you create the table.

To provide more details simply create a table and Drag and Drop the Month as Dimension.

Then create a new measure using the formula that i have put in the previous message.

Add the measure to the table

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## Re: Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

@rosscortb Sample data will be really helpful. I hope you are looking for below DAX.

`Absence Rate = COUNTROWS(FILTER('DB Headcount','DB Headcount'[Month] = "September"))`

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## Re: Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

Thats worked. You're the man.

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## Re: Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

@rosscortb

Alternatively you can use the following formula without using the FILTER word

`Absence Rate = CALCULATE(Count('DB Headcount'[Month]),'DB Headcount'[Month] = "September")`

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## Re: Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

Thanks, one other question, how do it get to return the count per rows for each month please?

I thought i could just change the 'Septemer' to [month] but its giving me the overall total count.

Headcount = COUNTROWS(FILTER('DB Headcount','DB Headcount'[Month] = [Month]))

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## Re: Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

@rosscortb

If i understand correctly you want to count the rows per Month. Is this correct?

Why dont you create a table with Month as the Dimension and the Measure will be the following:

`Measure = Count('DB Headcount'[Month])`

Also if the previous formula posted works ok as well, you can mark it as another correct answer. This will help other users

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## Re: Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

I have a headcount table with all employees for April, All employees for May etc

And I was creating a column to tell me that there is 2300 employees in April and 2400 in May etc

P.S I have a month table also

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## Re: Help with COUNT and Filter on Text

@rosscortb

So the answer that i posted before will help you create the table.

To provide more details simply create a table and Drag and Drop the Month as Dimension.

Then create a new measure using the formula that i have put in the previous message.

Add the measure to the table