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## Problem with multiplying hours per pay rate

Hello! So I am working on a project and trying to mutliply employee hours by their pay rate based on pay grade but I seem to be having an issue. I've tried using SUMX * SUM but its giving me widly massive numbers like 25M and my total should be around 565K.  I have two tables with MANY*MANY relationship using PAY GRADE. I think I am using the wrong formula specifically SUM Hrly rate, any help would be very appreciated!

Pay Measure = SUMX('Hours','Hours'[Hours]) * SUM('PAY RATES'[Hrly Rate])

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Community Support

Hi @mrmiyagi ,

Sorry, it was complicated by me. Just try this:

1. Create [Pay Measure 1].

Pay Measure 1 = SUM( 'Hours'[Hours] ) * SUM ( 'PAY RATES'[Hrly Rate] )

2. Create [Pay Measure 2].

Pay Measure 2 =
IF (
HASONEVALUE ( Hours[Employee ID] ),
[Pay Measure 1],
SUMX ( Hours, [Pay Measure 1] )
)

Best Regards,

Icey

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Community Support

Hi @mrmiyagi ,

Create the measure like so:

Pay Measure 2 =
VAR table_ =
SUMMARIZE (
Hours,
Hours[Employee ID],
Hours[Hours],
'PAY RATES'[Hrly Rate],
"Sum_", [Hours] * [Hrly Rate]
)
RETURN
IF (
HASONEVALUE ( Hours[Employee ID] ),
SUMX ( 'Hours', 'Hours'[Hours] ) * SUM ( 'PAY RATES'[Hrly Rate] ),
SUMX ( table_, [Sum_] )
)

Best Regards,

Icey

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Helper III

Hello,

Thanks for the reponse and help! I tried using the measure you provided but I am unable to select 'PAY RATES' table it is not listed when I try to add the last line in SUMMARIZE. I noticed your pbix has a 1*1 relationship but mine is MANY*MANY is that why?  Also worth noting that on my HOURS table each employee has multiple rows of hours

PAY RATES'[Hrly Rate],

Community Support

Hi @mrmiyagi ,

Sorry, it was complicated by me. Just try this:

1. Create [Pay Measure 1].

Pay Measure 1 = SUM( 'Hours'[Hours] ) * SUM ( 'PAY RATES'[Hrly Rate] )

2. Create [Pay Measure 2].

Pay Measure 2 =
IF (
HASONEVALUE ( Hours[Employee ID] ),
[Pay Measure 1],
SUMX ( Hours, [Pay Measure 1] )
)

Best Regards,

Icey

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Helper III

Thank you so much this is exactly what I needed!

Super User IV

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

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