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belvoir Helper V
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Cross Filtering - how it works with Matrix Preview and Table Preview

Hi all,


Just came up with something odd on cross-filtering and wanted to see if other people have had the same experience.


I have a number of slicers on the page, plus one matrix (Matrix Preview) with rows and columns, plus another table. When I click on a cell in the matrix, I expect it to propagate to the table. Normally this is fine. Their data source is the same or have simple relationships.


However, if my measure in my matrix has a filter (e.g. CALCULATE( SUM(table[Column1]), table[Column2]=1), then the filter doesn't propagate across to the table. 


In other words, cross-filtering takes the filter settings (slicers, rows, columns) from the selected cell in the matrix and passes them over to the other table (etc) to filter there. It doesn't pass the query output - which would include the DAX filter.


Now imagine I have another matrix on the same page but with a slightly different DAX filter e.g. CALCULATE( SUM(table[Column1), table[Column2]=2). For a workaround, if I put the DAX filter on the page as a slicer, I can't show both matrices at the same time, but I can show the cross-filter table. In other words, I can't have my cake and eat it at the same time!


At least that's my reading of it. I'm wondering if anyone has found a good workaround for this kind of limitation? 

Super User I
Super User I

Re: Cross Filtering - how it works with Matrix Preview and Table Preview

@belvoir is there anyway you can put visuals up... makes it so much easier to understand

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