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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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## Re: Distinct count rows that are not blank!

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

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## Re: Distinct count rows that are not blank!

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

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Thanks a lot!!!

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## Re: Distinct count rows that are not blank!

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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## Re: Distinct count rows that are not blank!

Hi @BiMK,

you can use this:

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

<Blank> + 0 equals 0

Kind regards

Oxenskiold

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## Re: Distinct count rows that are not blank!

Thanks @Oxenskiold! )

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## Re: Distinct count rows that are not blank!

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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## Re: Distinct count rows that are not blank!

Excellent @scottsen. Thanks a lot!