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## Calculated Index column based on groups

Can anyone help me with this.?

I need make the calculated column on the right hand side that only increments when the original field changes its value.

Noticed that the increments should keep increasing even though the a original group value may repeat the index should not.

Is there an option or some dax etc to achieve this?

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@fraza

This is logically not possible since you don't have a field to group by. As the workaround, you could add an index column and flag column before getting the rank, which is a bit confusing.

1. add an index column in power query

2. create a flag column

Flag =
var current_=[Original]
var current_1= CALCULATE(MAX([Original]),FILTER('Table',[Index]=EARLIER([Index])-1))
var current_2 = CALCULATE(MAX([Original]),FILTER('Table',[Index]=EARLIER([Index])-2))
var index_1=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Index]),FILTER('Table',[Index]=EARLIER([Index])-1))
var index_2=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Index]),FILTER('Table',[Index]=EARLIER([Index])-2))
Return
IF(current_=current_1&&current_1=current_2,index_2,IF(current_=current_1,index_1,[Index]))

3. create the rank column

Paul Zheng _ Community Support Team
If this post helps, please Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Community Support

@fraza

This is logically not possible since you don't have a field to group by. As the workaround, you could add an index column and flag column before getting the rank, which is a bit confusing.

1. add an index column in power query

2. create a flag column

Flag =
var current_=[Original]
var current_1= CALCULATE(MAX([Original]),FILTER('Table',[Index]=EARLIER([Index])-1))
var current_2 = CALCULATE(MAX([Original]),FILTER('Table',[Index]=EARLIER([Index])-2))
var index_1=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Index]),FILTER('Table',[Index]=EARLIER([Index])-1))
var index_2=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Index]),FILTER('Table',[Index]=EARLIER([Index])-2))
Return
IF(current_=current_1&&current_1=current_2,index_2,IF(current_=current_1,index_1,[Index]))

3. create the rank column

Paul Zheng _ Community Support Team
If this post helps, please Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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