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Distinct count rows that are not blank!

Hey everyone,

How can I count all the distinct values in a column except the blank(null) values? I tried several things but nothing works.

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=calculate( distinctcount(MyTable[MyColumn]), MyTable[MyColumn] <> BLANK())

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=calculate( distinctcount(MyTable[MyColumn]), MyTable[MyColumn] <> BLANK())

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Anonymous
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Thanks a lot!!! 🙂

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Anonymous
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Hey @scottsen

If the distinctcount of a column is equal to zero then distinctcount returns BLANK(null). Can I fix this to show 0 instead of null?

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Hi @Anonymous,

you can use this:

```=CALCULATE ( DISTINCTCOUNT ( MyTable[MyColumn] ), MyTable[MyColumn] <> BLANK () )
+ 0```

<Blank> + 0 equals 0

Kind regards

Oxenskiold

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Thanks @Oxenskiold! :))

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Good solution...

One issue.. It if you have duplicate values it counts it as one. For example, if my table column is what people chose as a favorite animal, it would have a lot of people choosing dogs. There would be for example 50 dogs, but this formula would count the 50 instances of "Dog" as one. (Just a simple example). If there's 50, you want the count to reflect that.

MeasureHappy = calculate(count(MyTable[MyColumn]), MyTable[MyColumn] <> BLANK())

Changing from distinctcount, to just plainly count will resolve this, for anyone not looking to count dups as a singular. (If you want a zero instead of null

MeasureHappy = calculate(count(MyTable[MyColumn]), MyTable[MyColumn] <> BLANK()) + 0

Happy Intellegence

David

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Excellent @scottsen. Thanks a lot!

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