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SamuelO
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How to create a measure that ranks from the sort order of a text column (NOT numerical column).

Hello PowerBI Community,

 

I am new to PowerBI and trying out a few things here and would like your support.

 

I created a column rank that ranks my weekly dates as seen below;

PowerBICommunity.png

The challenge that Iam facing however is that I have measures that I am using to calculate the week over week counts difference and since I created WeekSortRank as column, it does not change dynamically depending on the filter, as seen below;

 

PowerBICommunity2.png

 

As you can see above, when filters are applied, the week old ranks are still maintained because it was a column and not a measure, and in the end, WeekSortEnrollmentLastWeek also ends up skipping some of the previous WeekSortEnrollement which is ideally supposed to pick from.

 

Therefore, I would like to have the WeekSortRank to be created by a measure since this adjusts well with filters and I believe this will inturn solve the WeekSortEnollmentLastWeek.

 

Cuurent  code that I used to create the above columns

WeekSortRank = RANKX(allselected('Data Table'), 'Data Table'[weekly_dates],,ASC,Dense)
 
WeekSortEnrollment = calculate(COUNTROWS(VALUES('Data Table'[Email])), FILTER('Data Table'[WeekSortRank]=MAX('Data Table'[WeekSortRank])))
 
WeekSortEnrollmentLastWeek = CALCULATE([WeekSortEnrollment], FILTER(ALLSELECTED('Data Table'),
'Data Table'[WeekSortRank] = MAX('Data Table'[WeekSortRank])-1))
 
Can I create this column (WeekSortRank = RANKX(allselected('Data Table'), 'Data Table'[weekly_dates],,ASC,Dense)) as a mesure?
 
Thank you all?
 
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v-yalanwu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @SamuelO ,

If you want to create a measure.

rankmeasure = RANKX(ALLSELECTED('Table'),CALCULATE( MAX('Table'[Date])),,ASC)

The final show:

vyalanwumsft_0-1657610473812.png

sort by text column is okey

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Yalan Wu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-yalanwu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @SamuelO ,

If you want to create a measure.

rankmeasure = RANKX(ALLSELECTED('Table'),CALCULATE( MAX('Table'[Date])),,ASC)

The final show:

vyalanwumsft_0-1657610473812.png

sort by text column is okey

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Yalan Wu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thanks @v-yalanwu-msft.

 

The code above worked fine for me by adding the ,dense.

 

I appreciate your time.

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@SamuelO , If you are looking for this week Vs Last week and you have selected a week in the slicer , then you all not allselected

 

WeekSortEnrollmentLastWeek = CALCULATE([WeekSortEnrollment], FILTER(ALL('Data Table'),
'Data Table'[WeekSortRank] = MAX('Data Table'[WeekSortRank])-1))

 

 

refer

Power BI — Week on Week and WTD
https://medium.com/@amitchandak.1978/power-bi-wtd-questions-time-intelligence-4-5-98c30fab69d3
https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/Week-Is-Not-So-Weak-WTD-Last-WTD-and-This-Week-vs-La...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnAesWxYgJ8

 

Time Intelligence, DATESMTD, DATESQTD, DATESYTD, Week On Week, Week Till Date, Custom Period on Period,
Custom Period till date: https://youtu.be/aU2aKbnHuWs&t=145s

Thank you so much @amitchandak for your time on this.

 

So for the WeekSortRank above, how can I create a measure that ranks basing on the alphabetical sorting?

 

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