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AA622
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Combine 2 values within the same column

Hello

 

I constructed a Sales Goal dashboard for the Sales team. We have a column that lists out the different Goal Types such as

Total Sales

Hospital Sales

Office Sales

Other Sales

 

This month they changed the Goals a bit and want to combine 2 of the Goal Types into 1. In this case it'll be Total Sales and Other Sales into one. How do I go about this? I know there are ways to combine values between 2 columns but how do I do so within the same column?

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speedramps
Super User
Super User

It is bad practice is to use "implicit" measure.

Implicit measures are when you drag column names from the table to the report canvas.

 

It is best pratice to use "explicit" DAX measures ...

 

Total Sales    = SUM(filename["TotalSales])

Hospital Sales  = SUM(filename[HospitalSales])

Office Sales  = SUM(filename[OfficeSales])

Other Sales  = SUM(filename[OtherSales])

 

These are much easier to change when the goal post move ....

 

NewGoal = [Total Sales] + [Other Sales]

 

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Click the thumbs up and accept as solution button. Thanks 😎

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v-kkf-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @AA622 ,

 

Please create the new table and relationship.

 

Types = 
    {
        ("Hospital Sales", "Hospital Sales"),
        ("Office Sales", "Office Sales"),
        ("Combine Sales", "Total Sales"),
        ("Combine Sales", "Other Sales")
    }

vkkfmsft_0-1654845602139.png

vkkfmsft_1-1654845613283.png

vkkfmsft_2-1654845638424.png

 

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information or the expected result you expect. Let me know immediately, looking forward to your reply.
Best Regards,
Winniz
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

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v-kkf-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @AA622 ,

 

Please create the new table and relationship.

 

Types = 
    {
        ("Hospital Sales", "Hospital Sales"),
        ("Office Sales", "Office Sales"),
        ("Combine Sales", "Total Sales"),
        ("Combine Sales", "Other Sales")
    }

vkkfmsft_0-1654845602139.png

vkkfmsft_1-1654845613283.png

vkkfmsft_2-1654845638424.png

 

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information or the expected result you expect. Let me know immediately, looking forward to your reply.
Best Regards,
Winniz
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

speedramps
Super User
Super User

It is bad practice is to use "implicit" measure.

Implicit measures are when you drag column names from the table to the report canvas.

 

It is best pratice to use "explicit" DAX measures ...

 

Total Sales    = SUM(filename["TotalSales])

Hospital Sales  = SUM(filename[HospitalSales])

Office Sales  = SUM(filename[OfficeSales])

Other Sales  = SUM(filename[OtherSales])

 

These are much easier to change when the goal post move ....

 

NewGoal = [Total Sales] + [Other Sales]

 

 I helped you, now plwase help me with kudos.

Click the thumbs up and accept as solution button. Thanks 😎

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