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rlee1982
Helper III
Helper III

Automatically update a column when a value in another column exist more than once

 

Dear all

 

I have a log table to record each action ("Action" column), when it happen ("Log_Time" column), and its meaning ("Process" column).

 

My target is to automatically update the "Process" column when there is a new action happen after the previous action. 

 

Below is an example:

 

Action A, B, and C happened again, so the process start over after the latest Action A.

 

Action

Log_TimeProcess
Action A1/1/2022Start of Process A
Action B2/1/2022Start of Process B
Action C3/1/2022Start of Process C
Action D3/15/2022Start of Process D
Action E4/1/2022Start of Process E
Action A5/1/2022 
Action B5/4/2022 
Action C5/15/2022 

 

 

Action

Log_TimeProcess
Action A1/1/2022 
Action B2/1/2022 
Action C3/1/2022 
Action D3/15/2022 
Action E4/1/2022 
Action A5/1/2022Start of Process A
Action B5/4/2022Start of Process B
Action C5/15/2022Start of Process C

 

Many thanks!

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sorry, somehow forgot to paste in the code for the calculated column:

Column =
VAR _action_A_max =
    CALCULATE (
        MAX ( 'Table'[Log_time] ),
        FILTER ( ALL ( 'Table' ), 'Table'[Process] = "Action A" )
    )
RETURN
    IF (
        'Table'[Log_time] >= _action_A_max,
        CONCATENATE ( "Start of Process ", RIGHT ( 'Table'[Process], 1 ) ),
        BLANK ()
    )

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rlee1982
Helper III
Helper III

Thanks Sturla! It works!

sturlaws
Super User
Super User

Hi,

 

you create this calculated column

which returns this:

sturlaws_0-1654117639312.png

 

Cheers,
Sturla

If this post helps, then please consider Accepting it as the solution. Kudos are nice too.

Hi Sturla, would you mind sharing the pbix file? Thanks!

sorry, somehow forgot to paste in the code for the calculated column:

Column =
VAR _action_A_max =
    CALCULATE (
        MAX ( 'Table'[Log_time] ),
        FILTER ( ALL ( 'Table' ), 'Table'[Process] = "Action A" )
    )
RETURN
    IF (
        'Table'[Log_time] >= _action_A_max,
        CONCATENATE ( "Start of Process ", RIGHT ( 'Table'[Process], 1 ) ),
        BLANK ()
    )

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