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Spread Hours across days and link to date table to do filters

I have this table 

 

Equipment IDStart Date (dd/mm/yyyy)Start TimeEnd Date (dd/mm/yyy)End TimeWork TypeDowntime
LD105/06/202218:00:0006/06/20226:00:00PM12.0
JB205/06/202218:00:0006/06/20226:00:00PM12.0
JB204/03/20226:00:0130/05/20226:00:00BD2,088.0
TR105/06/20226:00:0005/06/202218:00:00PM12.0
GR220/05/20226:00:0030/05/20226:00:00PM240.0

 

I want to be able to spread the downtime hours between days (each day is 24hrs) and how do i link it to a date table to do different filters.

 

I also have tables for Equipment ID and Work type

I have a Date table that i would like to link to this table so that i can filter by weeks, months, calendar days, fiscal periords

 

I am using power query

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Syndicate_Admin
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Hi @Ferrol40 
My solution is a calculated table using dax. I think is much more simple than power query (at least in this case). Please let me know if that helps. Here is a sample file with the solution https://www.dropbox.com/t/2xPot0KF3QA5mABP

Down Hours = 
GENERATE (
    Data,
    VAR StartDate = Data[Start Date (dd/mm/yyyy)]
    VAR EndDate1 = Data[End Date (dd/mm/yyy)] 
    VAR EndDate2 = EndDate1 + Data[End Time]
    VAR EndDate = IF ( StartDate = EndDate1, EndDate2, EndDate1 )
    VAR Period = DATEDIFF ( StartDate, EndDate, DAY )
    VAR DownHours = Data[Downtime]
    RETURN
        ADDCOLUMNS (
            FILTER ( 'Date', 'Date'[Date] >= StartDate && 'Date'[Date] < EndDate ),
            "Down Hours", COALESCE ( DIVIDE ( DownHours, Period ), DownHours )
        )
)

 

Syndicate_Admin
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Hi @Ferrol40 ,

 

Please try adding the custom column in Power Query. Then expand to rows.

 

= List.Dates([#"Start Date (dd/mm/yyyy)"], Duration.Days([#"End Date (dd/mm/yyy)"] - [#"Start Date (dd/mm/yyyy)"]) + 1, #duration(1, 0, 0, 0))

 

 

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information or the expected result you expect. Let me know immediately, looking forward to your reply.
Best Regards,
Winniz
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hi @v-kkf-msft 
Greetings and Respect 🙂
This is actually good but in my openion is not so accurate besides we still can see 2088 down hours per day!
I still prefer DAX 😅

 

Syndicate_Admin
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I would really like a power query solution so that i can also use in it power pivot in excel

Hi @Ferrol40 
Yes in case of power pivot the power query is your only option. Please refer to sample file with the solution using power query https://we.tl/t-Vu4S2Po9Nw

 

Your solution does not make use of the time. only the dates. some equipment could have downtimes of just 1 hour 

@Ferrol40 
The downtimes are pre-calculated and available why do we need to recalculate them? Whether it is a 12 hours or one 1 hour downtime, how does that make any difference? Please provide relevant sample of data and accurately provide the expected results based on the same sample of data. Thank you

Thank you for your response. For a Dax solution, that works just fine. Your solution helps. But as I indicated I would like to use this in powerpivot in excel so a powerquery solution would also be really appreciated.

 

Regards

Francis 

@Ferrol40 
Did you check my power queru solution above? It gives the same result I guess.

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