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Dante79 Frequent Visitor
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Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Hi,

 

I'm a beginner to PowerBI and appreciate some assistance/advice please.

 

I managed to compute the Excel data below to show in the following Matrix table in PowerBI.

 

temp2.jpg

However, I would like to output into the below table so that I can create a clustered column chart to view the type of vehicles (and the no. of times) that each person uses in each month.

 

temp4.jpg

 

I've tried to create a couple of measures with distinctcount but it just won't give the correct count.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Hi @Dante79,

 

After test with your data, I modify my formula to use distinct date count to calculate total use amount.

Usage Count =
CALCULATE (
    DISTINCTCOUNT ( cars[Date] ),
    ALLSELECTED ( cars ),
    VALUES ( cars[Name] ),
    VALUES ( cars[Type] ),
    VALUES ( cars[Date] )
)

6.PNG

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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Dante79 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Any help is much appreciated ! 🙂

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Hi @Dante79,


You can try to use below measure formula if it works for your requirement:

Count of Type =
CALCULATE (
    COUNT ( Table[Type] ),
    ALLSELECTED ( Table ),
    VALUES ( Table[Name] ),
    VALUES ( Table[Type] ),
    VALUES ( Table[Date] )
)

If above not help, please share some sample data or pbix file for test.

 

Regards,
Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
If this post helps, please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly
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Dante79 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Thanks.

 

But the measure produced an error 'Too many arguments were passed to the COUNT function. The maximum argument count for the function is 1.'

I've attached some sample data here
https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArkMmgaHDZU7lBnOZpnQvBgxATSl

 

 

Dante79 Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Ok the measure went through successfully but it is still not giving the correct results in the chart.

 

 

temp3.jpg

For example, Vicky (September) should be showing as count=1 for Van.

Dante79 Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Please help anyone ??

 

I've been spending hours just trying to figure this out. I'm sure it's a very basic thing for many but really struggling to get this to work. Appreciate any help or someone to point me towards a direction please !

 

Thanks !

Dante79 Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Hi @Dante79,

 

After test with your data, I modify my formula to use distinct date count to calculate total use amount.

Usage Count =
CALCULATE (
    DISTINCTCOUNT ( cars[Date] ),
    ALLSELECTED ( cars ),
    VALUES ( cars[Name] ),
    VALUES ( cars[Type] ),
    VALUES ( cars[Date] )
)

6.PNG

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
If this post helps, please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly
Learning resources: Power BI

View solution in original post

Dante79 Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Count items in category and view as a clustered column chart

Great ! It works ! Thanks so much !!!

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