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  • Question

  • I am calculating the expected number of hours that a department can deliver. To do that I need to multiply the each employees availability in the year (meaning how many months they have been employed) with the expected number of hours per month (160,33 hours).

    I have calculated the number of months a person has been employed by the following:

    Number of months=Calculate(

    DISTINCTCOUNT(Time[Month_name]);

    'Hours and Absence')

     Where 'Hours and Absence' is my fact table with all employees and which months they have been employed.

    I then multiply this figure with 160,33 doing like:

    Expected hours = 160,33 * 'Hours and Absence'[Number of months].

    This gives me the correct value when I have employees in the rows as I then get for instance this (filtered for 2015):

    Employee        Number of months       Expected hours

    Jack                12                              1.924

    Bill                  6                                962

    My problem comes when looking at the "Grand Total" as it returns:

    Employee        Number of months       Expected hours

    Jack                12                              1.924

    Bill                  6                                962

    Grand total      12                              1.924

    I then added the following to my calculation in order to take the number of employees into account:

    Number of employees:

    =Calculate(

    DISTINCTCOUNT(Employees[Initials]);

    'Hours and Absence')

    Which returns the number of employees in the department. I then modify my calculation with the following:

    Expected hours:

    =(160,33 * 'Hours and Absence'[Number of months])*'Hours and Absence'[Number of Employees]

    This then results in the following:

    Employee        Number of months      Number of employees      Expected hours

    Jack                12                              1                                   1.924

    Bill                  6                                1                                   962

    Grand total      12                              2                                   3.848

    Which is still not correct - I need the Grand Total for Expected Hours to be 1.924+962= 2.886.

    How can I achieve that?

    Best regards

    Morten

    Monday, February 8, 2016 2:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

      For this you need to compute the Expected hours for each employee and then SUM it up. In your approach , it is getting the number of month as 12 and 2 at the grand total level  which gives 12*160.33 + 12*160.33  . But the calculation should be like 12*160.33 + 6 *160.33. Try something as below formula which calculates the ExpectedHours for each employee and then sums it up.

    Note : Consider the below as pseudocode. Not tested.

    SUMX
    (
    SUMMARIZE(
    'Employees'
    ,Employees[Initials]
    ,"ExpectedHours"
    ,160,33 * 'Hours and Absence'[Number of months]
    )
    ,[ExpectedHours]
    )
    )


    Best Regards Sorna

    • Marked as answer by Morten_DK Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:09 PM
    Monday, February 8, 2016 5:06 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

      For this you need to compute the Expected hours for each employee and then SUM it up. In your approach , it is getting the number of month as 12 and 2 at the grand total level  which gives 12*160.33 + 12*160.33  . But the calculation should be like 12*160.33 + 6 *160.33. Try something as below formula which calculates the ExpectedHours for each employee and then sums it up.

    Note : Consider the below as pseudocode. Not tested.

    SUMX
    (
    SUMMARIZE(
    'Employees'
    ,Employees[Initials]
    ,"ExpectedHours"
    ,160,33 * 'Hours and Absence'[Number of months]
    )
    ,[ExpectedHours]
    )
    )


    Best Regards Sorna

    • Marked as answer by Morten_DK Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:09 PM
    Monday, February 8, 2016 5:06 PM
  • Thanks a lot - it worked without any need for modification.

    Best regards

    Morten

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:09 PM