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Beginner Question

Postby portalturks » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:45 pm

Hi All,

I'm a rookie about PowerPivot and I'm trying to develop a tool by using DAX formulas but stuck at some point.

Attached you will find the data structure that I'm working on: there are 3 "Tables" named Opp, Users, KPI and there are relationships between tables. (e.g. 'Opp[Opp_Owner] column is related with 'Users[Full_Name] ) 

What I'd like to do with PowerPivot is to calculate targets by following a rational which I'll describe later and write it to 'Users [Target1] and 'Users[Target2], in attacted excel I filled it with yellow. What formula needs to do is to;

Look at 'Users[Division]
if it is "AE" bring 'Users[Full_Name] and count 'Opp[Opp_Owner] return a number e.g. for Leo Marc 3
multiply it with the corresponding number at 'KPI[Target1]. e.g. for AE with 5
if the [Division] is not "AE" but something at 'KPI[Division] it will multiply the outcome with a constant 10 (e.g. 30*10 for SR)
else 0
What I was able to write so far is nearly nothing :) it seems like below:

=IF('User DivMap'[DivisionAdj]="AE",??????????,LOOKUPVALUE(Table1[Visits],Table1[Division],'User Div Map'[Division Adj])*10)

Which functions together I need to use in order to make it possible?

Your help is very much appreciated.
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Re: Beginner Question

Postby PhilC » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:16 pm

Hi portalturks,

Please see attached, look at Users table under the data model for Target 1 and Target 2 calculated columns.

Formula use is:



I suspect there would be more efficient ways to tackle the problem but am guessing the full requirements are not just populating Target 1 and 2 in the Users table.

Best practice is to use measures rather than calculated columns (google this to see reasons), so potentially your approach could be modified to use measures instead.

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