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Custom Y Axis Labels

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We are new to Power BI and are trying to create a chart that displays the # of open tasks for specific categories. We have a Total Open Tasks column and then we have a seperate column for each individual task category. We are looking to display the "# of Tasks" on the X-Axis and then have the Y-Axis display a bar for each category with labels going up the Y-Axis. I've included a picture below to show a general idea of what we are looking to achieve.

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This is an example of how our data would look. The 2nd table represents the data we WANT to report on where the values are the X-Axis and the header is the Y-Axis

Person IDTask 1Task 2Task 3Total
Person11236
Person23227
Person324612

 

SUM Task 1SUM Task 2SUM Task 3
6811

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Re: Custom Y Axis Labels

Hi @pzeller,

 

We can perform the pivot in DAX if you like.  

 

If you create a calculated column like this

 

Table 2 = UNION(
    SELECTCOLUMNS('Person',"Person",[Person ID],"Task Name" , "Task1" , "Value" ,[Task 1]),
    SELECTCOLUMNS('Person',"Person",[Person ID],"Task Name" , "Task2" , "Value" ,[Task 2]),
    SELECTCOLUMNS('Person',"Person",[Person ID],"Task Name" , "Task2" , "Value" ,[Task 3])
        )
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Re: Custom Y Axis Labels

Hi @pzeller,

 

I recommend you pivit your table to the following structure

 

PersonID , TaskID , Value
-----------------------------------
PersonA , Task 1 , 1
PersonA , Task 2 , 2
PersonA , Task 3 , 3 ,
PersonA , Task 4 , 6
PersonB , Task 1 , 3

etc

Then you will find it much easier to create your measures.  You can pivot your data in the Query Editor if that helps

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Re: Custom Y Axis Labels

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Thanks for the reply @Phil_Seamark, but when I try to put in place what you mentioned I get an error stating "This query contains transformations that cannot be used for a live connection.". It seems that when working with LIVE data (Direct Query) Power BI's functionality is really hamstrung. Now knowing this, can you see another way to accompolish this task?

 

EDIT:

I attempted what you suggested using "Import" and that worked great, but unfortunately we are required to use "Direct Query".

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Registered: ‎11-29-2015

Re: Custom Y Axis Labels

Hi @pzeller,

 

We can perform the pivot in DAX if you like.  

 

If you create a calculated column like this

 

Table 2 = UNION(
    SELECTCOLUMNS('Person',"Person",[Person ID],"Task Name" , "Task1" , "Value" ,[Task 1]),
    SELECTCOLUMNS('Person',"Person",[Person ID],"Task Name" , "Task2" , "Value" ,[Task 2]),
    SELECTCOLUMNS('Person',"Person",[Person ID],"Task Name" , "Task2" , "Value" ,[Task 3])
        )
----- Data Platform MVP (Power BI) -----
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Re: Custom Y Axis Labels

Thanks @Phil_Seamark! With this we were able to figure out how to do it and achieve the desired look.