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## Help with Total calculation when using DistinctCount

I used the following formula within a measure as suggested however my total is incorrect. The total for Staff Count column should be 8,850.

SUM DISTINCT COUNT =
VAR _DISTINCTCOUNT =
CALCULATE ( DISTINCTCOUNT ( 'tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail'[Staff ID] ) )
RETURN
SUMX (
SUMMARIZE (
'tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail',
'tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail'[Date]
),
_DISTINCTCOUNT
)

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Solution Supplier

Hi @aritz001 ,
Can you try using this measure instead -
Measure = SUMX(SUMMARIZE('tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail',
'tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail'[Date],"count", DISTINCTCOUNT ( 'tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail'[Staff ID] ) ),[count])

Hope this helps!

Thanks,

Avantika Thakur

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@aritz001 First, please vote for this idea: https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=082203f1-594f-4ba7-ac87-bb91096c742e

This looks like a measure totals problem. Very common. See my post about it here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/DAX-Commands-and-Tips/Dealing-with-Measure-Totals/td-p/63376

Also, this Quick Measure, Measure Totals, The Final Word should get you what you need:
https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Measure-Totals-The-Final-Word/m-p/547907

Also: https://youtu.be/uXRriTN0cfY
And: https://youtu.be/n4TYhF2ARe8

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Solution Supplier

Hi @aritz001 ,
Can you try using this measure instead -
Measure = SUMX(SUMMARIZE('tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail',
'tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail'[Date],"count", DISTINCTCOUNT ( 'tblTimeCombined_TimeDetail'[Staff ID] ) ),[count])

Hope this helps!

Thanks,

Avantika Thakur