# Measure based on latest date

Hi,

I’m working on a model that will show the pct each of our employees are working on a project. It is important to have an overview of how many percenct they are working on a current project (externally funded) and when the project ends. At the end of each month I get a file from HR showing the amount of workload allocated to various projects. I add the new files in PowerQuery and append it to my fact table. As you can see from the table below, this results in multiple rows for each employee and project based on the “recorderd” coloumn (which represenst the date I get new data from HR).

Employee Pct on project Prosjekt Recorded Project end date
124506 50 % 4060_10027 31.01.2024 10.12.2026
124506 50 % 4060_10027 29.02.2024 10.12.2026
124394 30 % 4060_11534 31.01.2024 17.01.2028
124394 30 % 4060_11534 29.02.2024 17.01.2028
124433 50 % 4060_11534 31.01.2024 17.01.2028
124433 50 % 4060_11534 29.02.2024 17.01.2028
124437 50 % 4060_11534 31.01.2024 17.01.2028
124437 50 % 4060_11534 29.02.2024 17.01.2028
124705 30 % 4060_11534 31.01.2024 17.01.2028
124705 30 % 4060_11534 29.02.2024 17.01.2028
136811 20 % 4060_11534 31.01.2024 17.01.2028
136811 20 % 4060_11534 29.02.2024 17.01.2028

I have tried to make a calculation to show the pct on project for each year that projects end. If I do a simple SUM(Table[Pct on project]), I will not get the correct result since each employee will be present at several times in the table. What Im trying to do is to find a way to calculate pct on project for the project end dates, but only based on the latest date in the Recorded coloumn.

What I expect as result is thiis:

Project end date Prosjekt Pct on project
17.01.2028 4060_10027 50 %
10.12.2026 4060_11534 180 %

I have set my model up as a star schema, and I have a date-table (DateDim). However the DateDim has an active relationship with the “Recorded”-coloumn in the fact table, since Im also calculating total pct on projects for each month. Thus I have an inactive relationship between my DateDim and “Project end date”. If I create a Slicer for “Recorded” and select the latest date, I get the correct outcome in my visualisation. However, I dont want to have to come in and change the slicer everytime there is an update, thus I want a measure that will handle this for my. I tried a couple of formulas without success:

``````PCT project end =

Var _PCTend =
CALCULATE(SUM('Fact'[Pct on project]),
USERELATIONSHIP(DateDim[Date], 'Fact'[Project end date] )
)

Return
CALCULATE(_PCTend,
FILTER('Fact', 'Fact'[Recorded]=DATE(2024, 02, 29) ) )

``````
``````PCT project end =

Var _PCTend =
CALCULATE(SUM('Fact'[Pct on project]),
USERELATIONSHIP(DateDim[Date], 'Fact'[Project end date] )
)

Return
CALCULATE(_PCTend,
FILTER(ALL('Fact', MAX('Fact'[Recorded]) ) )
``````
``````PCT project end =

Var _PCTend =
CALCULATE(SUM('Fact'[Pct on project]),
USERELATIONSHIP(DateDim[Date], 'Fact'[Project end date] )
)

Return
CALCULATE(_PCTend,
FILTER('Fact', LASTDATE('Fact'[Recorded]) ) )
``````

If someone has any tips, it will be much appreciated.
Please let me know if something is unclear, and I will try to explain further.

Best,
Magnus

If I understand correctly, for each distinct project you need to sum the “PCT on Project” of the last recorded date for each employee?

If that is the case, a SUMMARIZE() does the trick:

``````PCT project end =
VAR _T =
SUMMARIZE ( 'fact', 'fact'[Prosjekt], 'fact'[Employee] ),
"@pct",
CALCULATE (
SUM ( 'fact'[Pct on project] ),
'fact'[Recorded] = MAX ( 'fact'[Recorded] )
)
)
RETURN
SUMX ( _T, [@pct] )

``````

Hi,

Thanks for your quick answer. It got me halfway there, but I want to be able to visualize it based on the project end date. I.e. on 1/17/2028 it will be180% and on 12/10/2026 it will be 50%.

Some more background info; This is pct that are paid extarnally for employee participation on projects that will be back on “internal pay” when the project ends. Thus it is important to know how many % (workyears) will be back on internal payroll when a project ends.

Thanks,
Magnus

This measure would work for dimensioning with ProjectEnd date: for each projectEndDate, it would summarize by [Prosjekt] & [Employee].

If you want to use a CalendarTable, either connect a secondary Calendar to ProjectEndDate column, or wrap the measure in a CALCULATE(…, USERELATIONSHIP)

Thanks alot.
This was exactly what I needed.

Best