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bice_cold Regular Visitor
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Payroll Number Semi-Monthly

I would like to create a column using dax that gives me a count of payroll, starting over each year and increasing semi-monthly on the 1st and 16th of each month. For example, the date table will show:

 

 

1/11/20191
1/12/20191
1/13/20191
1/14/20191
1/15/20192
1/16/20192
1/17/20192
1/18/20192
1/19/20192
1/20/20192
1/21/20192
1/22/20192
1/23/20192
1/24/20192
1/25/20192
1/26/20192
1/27/20192
1/28/20192
1/29/20192
1/30/20192
1/31/20192
2/1/20193
2/2/20193
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Super User
Super User

Re: Payroll Number Semi-Monthly

Try this

NewCol =
VAR Base_ = (2 * ( MONTH ( CalendarTable[Date] ) - 1 )) + 1
RETURN
SWITCH (TRUE ();
DAY ( CalendarTable[Date] ) < 16; Base_;
Base_ + 1
)

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Super User
Super User

Re: Payroll Number Semi-Monthly

Hi @bice_cold 

Try this for a calculated column:

 

NewCol =
SWITCH (
    TRUE (),
    VAR Base_ = (2 * ( MONTH ( Table1[Date] ) - 1 )) + 1
    RETURN
        DAY ( Table1[Date] ) < 16, Base_,
    Base_ + 1 
)

 

bice_cold Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Payroll Number Semi-Monthly

Thanks for the response @AlB . I tried this, but I got this error:

 

"Failed to resolve name 'Base_'. It is not a valid table, variable, or function name."

 

 

Super User
Super User

Re: Payroll Number Semi-Monthly

Try this

NewCol =
VAR Base_ = (2 * ( MONTH ( CalendarTable[Date] ) - 1 )) + 1
RETURN
SWITCH (TRUE ();
DAY ( CalendarTable[Date] ) < 16; Base_;
Base_ + 1
)

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bice_cold Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Payroll Number Semi-Monthly

This worked, thanks so much! I've never come across something like this before. It's a really interesting and creative solution.

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