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## Addition Problem

Hi,

I'll try to explain my problem with example.

This is my data:

I want to create visualization that will show the total number of 'As', 'Bs', 'Cs' and 'Ds' in my four columns. So the result should be:

A - 5

B - 4

C - 2

D - 1

What I did was: I choosed Clustered Bar Chart > Insert Column 1 in Values > New Quick Measure > Addition > Added Colum 2 > New Quick Measure > Addition > Added Column 3 > New Quick Measure > Addition > Added Column 4.

What I got is this:

As you can see, this is not the result I wanted. I got 6 Bs, 4 As, 2 Cs, and no Ds, which doesn't correspond to the real data.

What should I do to get the correct result?

I'd really appreciate your help.

Thank you!

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Regular Visitor

## Re: Addition Problem

You might use Power Query  to reshape your table and then create a measure using DAX to show the count of occurences. Hope this solution helps.

1. Click on Edit Queries -> select Transform tab -> select all your columns and then click on unpivot columns

2. once done, you will get the following table

3. Click on Close and apply. Now use the following DAX to create a measure as below:

Measure Count = COUNTROWS(Sheet1)

4. Select clustered bar chart -> Value in Axis and Legend, Measure Count in Value

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New Contributor

## Re: Addition Problem

HI @Nejovic

How about creating measures like -->

`COUNTA = COUNTROWS(FILTER(Table1,Table1[1] = "A")) + COUNTROWS(FILTER(Table1,Table1[2] = "A")) + COUNTROWS(FILTER(Table1,Table1[3] = "A")) + COUNTROWS(FILTER(Table1,Table1[4] = "A"))`

And then showing a visual for all measures?
Is that applicable?

Super Contributor

## Re: Addition Problem

@Nejovic

Hi, you can go to Edit Query, Select your columns and Apply an Unpivot Columns. Finally delete empty rows

Now with this, just apply a simple count in your visual

Regards

Victor

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Regular Visitor

## Re: Addition Problem

You might use Power Query  to reshape your table and then create a measure using DAX to show the count of occurences. Hope this solution helps.

1. Click on Edit Queries -> select Transform tab -> select all your columns and then click on unpivot columns

2. once done, you will get the following table

3. Click on Close and apply. Now use the following DAX to create a measure as below:

Measure Count = COUNTROWS(Sheet1)

4. Select clustered bar chart -> Value in Axis and Legend, Measure Count in Value

Regular Visitor

## Re: Addition Problem

Thank you everyone!

This method with unpivoting columns works if I only had these 4 columns. However, I have additional columns, and when I unpivot these columns, that disrupts my statistics for other variables.

Regular Visitor

## Re: Addition Problem

Just a thought. You can create a new table using those 4 columns, unpivot it and get the desired result. For rest of the calculations you can use your original table. Let me know if this works.

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