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Dynamic Sorting stacked bar chart based on slicer value

I have one slicer and 3 Stacked bar charts and this bar chart contains only X-axis and legends.
In my slicer, I have values like 1,2,3,4 when I select 1 or 2, or 3 my stacked bar chart should sort according to alphabetic order but instead of these three when I select 4 My stacked bar chart has to be sorted based on legend value, not the alphabet.
Thank you in advance for whatever effort you are giving into this problem.


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Thank you @ValtteriN for your answer but
I am sorry to not mention one thing I need to sort the legend, not the axis based on the slicer.



If you want to have a dynamic legend. Then the easiest way is to use field parameters:

1. Create a new field parameter:


(enable this in preview features)

2. Place the desired olumns:



3. Now palce the parameter in legend:



Selecting values from parameter slicer will change the legend

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Thank you so much for your great effort @ValtteriN  But let me clear my requirement again.

You can see my table and visual that is given below.
here I selected the 1 so my legends are short according to the alphabetic order same as 2 or 3 but instead of these three when 4 is selected from the slicer this my stocked bar chart legend must sort according to the value(sum of X_Axis) column.


Hope it clears you 
Thank you


Hi @rashesh ,


I create a sample to have a test, I think Power BI doesn't support us to sort the bar chart by value in each legend. 

our demand is a good idea, while it is not supported to implement in Power BI currently.
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Here is one way to do this:

1. create measure:

Dynamic sort = var _val = MAX('Table 6'[Value]) return

_val in {1,2,3}, MAX('Table (10)'[Column1]),
_val = 4, MAX('Table (10)'[Column2]))

Here table 6 = slicer values

Table (10) = column chart fact table


2. place the measure in a tooltip:


3. Select sorting to happen based on this measure (... in the top right of the chart)

4. Based on selection the chart is sorted with numbers or with alphabet:



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