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Compare single row to total set's Nth percentile

Hi Everyone 🙂 I'm quite new to Power BI and this community, so hoping someone here will be able to help me out.


My usecase is that I have a set with multiple product codes, each of them with 2 calculated metrics - X and Y. I want to know how individual rows (products) perform vs. 80th percentile of the total set in respective metrics. 


So, using the example below:


I was able to calculate the whole set's 80th percentiles (which differ depending on what I choose on my slicer), for Apparel category they are as follows:

Metric X 80th percentile: 206

Metrix Y 80th percentile: 25%


As a result I would like to be able to determine whether a single products falls "above" or "below" the thresholds (percentiles) and consequently clusterise them respectively. For instance, if a product is above total set's X 80th percentile and above total set's Y 80th percentile, I want to call it a "Star" (as it's among top 20% values in both metrics). And similarly for the 3 other options (above X + below Y, below X + above Y, below X + below Y).


These have to be calculated dynamically according to slicers I apply, as the benchmarks will differ between categories (Apparel, Footwear, Hardware), and I always want to grasp top 20% values in the setup I choose. 


Is that something I can do in Power BI? 

Thank you in advance for your support!


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Hi @turkiewiczmarta ,


Yes, you can compare the Nth percentile to the current row.

You can try to use the ALL function. It returns all the rows in a table, or all the values in a column, ignoring any filters that might have been applied. This function is useful for clearing filters and creating calculations on all the rows in a table.

This measure allows all rows to return the value with index column 2.

Measure = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),[Index]=2))




Best Regards,

Stephen Tao


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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I think it is possible. I have created a mockup report, pbix, based on the information you posted. It involves a separate product division dimension and filtering by measure. Since you have not shared any data or sample report, the solution I have created in the file might not be directly applicable for your scenario.


If this post helps, then please consider Accepting it as the solution. Kudos are nice too.


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