Counting/Referencing multiple date columns against one date table?


New Member

Apologies for maybe not using the right terminology (New to powerpivot), but I would appreciate help with the following:

I have the following scenario example:

Table 1:
Product StartDate End Date
A 1 Jan 30 Jan
B 1 Jan 1 Apr
C 1 Feb 30 Mar
D 1 Mar 1 Apr

Table 2
Date Month
1 Jan Jan
30 Jan Jan
1 Feb Feb
1 Mar Mar
1 Apr Apr

I am trying to get the following pivot table result: (Where I count tx in the month the transaction falls in)

Jan Feb Mar Apr
StartDate 2 1 1 0
EndDate 1 0 1 2

My problem seems to stem from trying to use 2 different date columns?

Any solutions?

Much appreciated
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Well-known Member
Between any two tables (Calendar/Date table and Products table, in your case), you may only have 1 active relationship.

So, you can create 1 active relationship on Start Date, and one INACTIVE on End Date. Then you have to use DAX magic to activate the relationship:

Products Starting := SUM(Products)
Products Ending := CALCULATE(SUM(Products), USERELATIONSHIP(Products[End Date], Calendar[Date]))

(Or something like... it's not like I launched excel :))


New Member
Thanks- I still seem to be missing something, as I can't get it to work. If I use the Sum(Product) formula it asks me to specify the column. Do I in both instances use the starting date column?
Then do I put the two formulas into the values field? It doesn't appear to allow me to put it anywhere else. Sorry, my dax knowledge is almost non-existent.


New Member
Got it to work. Fiddled a bit with the above suggestion. Thanks for the help scottsen.


Board Regular
another way for those that work with the old Powerpivotversion without USERELATIONSHIP

Add two calculated columns with start month and end month in the product table.

Formula for the two measures in the pivot would be
Products Starting = iferror(countrows(Filter(Product,Product[Start Month]=values(Period[Month]))),0)
Products Ending = iferror(countrows(Filter(Product,Product[End Month]=values(Period[Month]))),0)


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