I have a live connection to a database due to which the group function is not enabled in Power BI. So I’m looking for other ways to visualize the data in Power BI in a grouped way. I was thinking this should work using a new measure, but I can’t figure out the proper DAX function to do so.
The values I need to group and display in the report are stored in a table called “Measures” in the field “amount”. The values I want to group, are stored in a table “Description” in the field “name”. I'd like to label them by saying if name = Apple or Banana, the new label newname = Fruit, else it is Vegetable.
What would be the best way to do this?
Amount (table Measures)//Name (table Description)//newname
i hope i understand you correctly.
you can backed this with the IF function in Power BI
For more values combinated with If(and.....
Thank you Till for the reply. I had tried to use IF, but seem not able to work out the proper function. I have no experience with DAX and have been looking around, but am probably just missing some basics to figure it out.
My attempt was:
group = IF(OR(Description[Name] = “Apple”, Description[Name] = “Banana”);”Fruit”;”Vegetable”)
Could you help me indicate what needs to be corrected?
Many thanks -
now it is clear:
Make a new column in your table with this measure
Spalte = if(OR('Tabelle 1'[Name]="Apfel";'Tabelle 1'[Name]="Banane");"Fruit";"Vegetable")
I receive an error on this, indicating that a single value for column 'name' in table 'Description' cannot be determined. This can happen when a measure formula refers to a column that contains many values without specifying an aggregation such as min, max, count or sum to get a single result.
Could this be related to not being able to define a new column when working with a live connection? Would there be another way or an update to the DAX formula that could still bring the result?