HELP: % with dynamic Denominator

Hello All,

For example, I have this simple example table that shows the Project, Team ID, Employee #, and Hours Worked.

(please refer to attached excel file and screenshot

I need to create a DAX measure that will calculate the percentage but the denominator must stay constant based on the Team ID. So the measure would look at the table, then filter down to Team ID = 301 and SUM up all the hours. Problem is for me, if there are other slicers and columns added to the table, the by filter context the denominator changes.

Please advise, how can i get my denominator to stay constant based on the selected Team ID and the sum of all those hours.

Hopefully this posts makes sense, please let me know if you need me to clarify anything. Thanks for all your help

Thanks.

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@kevinmach,

Welcome to the forum – great to have you here!

If I understand your question correctly, it can be addressed through a straightforward application of ALLSELECTED per the measure below:

Constant Denominator =

CALCULATE(
    [Total Hours],
    ALLEXCEPT(
       Data,
       Data[Team ID] 
    )
) 

Based on the sample file I put together, you’ll see that using this approach the denominator and the percent of total hours remain unchanged regardless of the selections in the various slicers.

I hope this is helpful. Full solution file attached below.

  • Brian


eDNA Forum - Overriding Slicers.pbix (70.6 KB)

Thank you for your response. The example was helpful but I could not get it to work in my model. I have to come up with example data since the data I am working with is restricted. I noticed in your data model you broke out the dimensions into separate tables for Employee, Projects, Team (my model does the same) but what are those used for then, when you created the table you are still pull the fields from the Data table instead of from their respective dimension tables.

Using your formula my Constant Denominator is still changing when i start to use multiple slicers.

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  • Brian

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@kevinmach,

Okay, I wasn’t sure without seeing your PBIX what your model looked like or how your visuals were constructed. Based on your response above, give this revised measure a try:

Constant Denominator Revised = 

CALCULATE(
    [Total Hours],
   ALLEXCEPT(
    Data,
    Data[Team ID]
    ),
    VALUES( Data[Team ID] )
)