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aktripathi2506
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Helper IV

Big Data Problem: to create visual from large number of column

Hi,

 

I have following situation:

 

Name of the employee in one column and rest of the columns are having group name.

I am interested in calculating

  1. Total hour spent by the employee on different group.
  2. Pie chart of showing the distribution of these hours.

 

I am having around 70 groups (70 columns).  But not all 70 are having data, most of them will be empty. But columns with empty data are not common. it is random.

 

For now the temp solution for calculating sum: I have done in excel before importing the data in power BI.

Now main concern is to show the hour distribution of group with data in it (pie chart).

 

 

I have total 100 employee, where I will be selecting top 5 based on the maximum hour spent. And I will show the hour distribution on various groups for these employee.

 

For example:

Sample data set:

 

NmaeABCDEFGHISum
John3  1  51 10
Ken1 3 4 2 111
Raj 2 2 1 1 6
Rick3 3  2  19
Leo 2  2  318
Tim1  1  2 26

 

 

Sample pie chart for employee name John:

 

 

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1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

You need to shape your data first.  Load it as is with "get data".  Get rid of the Sum Column, then select the first column (Name) and then click Transform\Unpivot Other Columns.  Load this table into your data model and go from there.



* Matt is a Microsoft MVP (Power BI) and author of the Power BI Book Supercharge Power BI.

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You need to shape your data first.  Load it as is with "get data".  Get rid of the Sum Column, then select the first column (Name) and then click Transform\Unpivot Other Columns.  Load this table into your data model and go from there.



* Matt is a Microsoft MVP (Power BI) and author of the Power BI Book Supercharge Power BI.

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