DAX | Calendars and dates exercise | Use the USERELATIONSHIP function to join a table twice

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Software ==> DAX  (28 exercises)
Version ==>
Topic ==> Calendars and dates  (5 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Power BI training
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Create a new Power BI Desktop file, and load both worksheets from the Excel workbook in the above folder:

Two worksheets

One worksheet contains a list of staff with birth and joining dates; the other a list of dates.


Make your calendar table a date table (it's always good practice!), and create two relationships:

Calendar relationship

One of the relationships joins the date key to the date someone was born; the other joins the date key to the date someone joined.


Create two measures:

Measure What it should do
Number of joiners Use the relationship to the DateJoined field to count how many staff members joined in a given time period.
Number born Use the relationship to the DateBorn field to count how many staff members were born in a given time period.

Here's the syntax of the USERELATIONHIP function as an aide-memoire:


You need to specify the two columns at either end of your relationship.

Create a table showing the value of each measure for each year: 

Date born and joined

A small part of the table, which you can get to by scrolling down.


Save this as Staff history, then close it down.

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