I am using the Matrix visual Trying to sort by a column that is not shown in the Matrix. I applied sorting at the Data Model, but this is having no effect on the Visual level. This is what I am trying to do :
If I display the Date column it will use the sort order from the Model.
Some sample data. First I tried creating a calculated column at the Model Level to convert MM/DD/YYYY (Datetime in SQL) to MMM YYYY (Eg. Aug 2018...). This didn't work. I removed the calculated column and actually created similar column but in SQL code. Column is correctly displayed in the Data Model (see above), and the sort is correct (by the actuall full MM/DD/YYY descending order, see above). Nothing seems to work. It seems like only if a column is actually shown in the visual will the visual sort by it.
Based on my test, you could use the "Sort by Column" function.
Choose the column you want to sort.
You can also download the PBIX file to have a view.
Thanks for your feedback. I tried this but it doesn't seem to work with the Matrix visual. I think this is just a limitation (or maybe a bug?) of the Matrix visual.
Based on my test, it could work on my side, could you please share the pbix if possible or you could refer to this link:
All the artciles I have seen so far refer to other visuals. I am using the Matrix visual, doesn't work in this type of visual.
To clarify, I renamed this issue to Column sorting in matrix visual - Sort By Column not working, the Sort by column button is enabled, but the Visual is simply not displaying correctly if the selected column is not visible in the Tablix visual.
It could work on my side and I could not reproduce your problem, could you please share the pbix if possible or create a sample data to have a tets?