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# Average

How can I build DAX that will give me the average of the highlighted measure? I need to get this to a point where I can see the average by any year or quarter I need to see it by:

NOTE: This data is coming from a table that has unpivoted columns. Everything I've tried so far only returns a average of 100% for each row and I'm assuming the unpivot factor is why it cannot compute correctly.

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## Re: Average

HI @mrainey

Sounds like a job for the AVERAGEX function.  Something along the lines of...

`New Measure = AVERAGEX ( 'table'[fieldname] , [Positive %] )`

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## Re: Average

Same thing happening unfortunately:

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## Re: Average

Hi @mrainey

What number would you like to see in the top row of the highlighted  [Measure] column?  An average of the Year or Quarter?

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## Re: Average

@Phil_Seamark So the percentages you see is a count of how much positive feedback there was for that month/year. I'm getting those percentages through a formula that looks like this:

This is how that data looks in my query editor:

So everything in the last two columns are unpivoted columns. Here is how the data looked in its original state:

The original requirement was to get counts and percentages of everything considered a "positive", "negative" or "neutral" value. I was not sure how to count these values across columns, so that's why I took the unpivot route.

Now the next requirement is to get a trailing 12 month average of the "positive" % over time. Then using those trailing 12 month percentages, creating a measure that averages those %'s for the previous quarter. I was told by someone else the AVERAGEX function may not work in conjunction with an unpivoted table, but I'm not sure if that's true or not...