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Abhaykumar Regular Visitor
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Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

I want ot display a table from SQL server as is in PowerBI Table visualization. However, PowerBI seems to remove the duplicates from the table when charted.

Table in Query Editor with duplicates :

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When the table is displayed as 'Table' visualization:

 

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Is there a way to change this behaviour and d

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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

@Abhaykumar - You could also add an Index column to your query on import so that you have a unique number. Power BI is first and foremost a data aggregation and visualization tool, it sort of assumes you want to DO something with the data, not just display it raw.

 

That being said, surprisingly, I have not see this posted in Ideas, so I would recommend that you submit it and post the link back here so we can vote for it.


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Sean Super Contributor
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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

You can show a count of each code for each date? Would that work?

 

Abhaykumar Regular Visitor
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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

Thanks @Sean for your reply. This is a work around that I am using right now. However, it is baffling that i cannot display data as is. I wanted to explore if there is any way to turn auto-unduplication off.

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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

@Abhaykumar - You could also add an Index column to your query on import so that you have a unique number. Power BI is first and foremost a data aggregation and visualization tool, it sort of assumes you want to DO something with the data, not just display it raw.

 

That being said, surprisingly, I have not see this posted in Ideas, so I would recommend that you submit it and post the link back here so we can vote for it.


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Abhaykumar Regular Visitor
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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

Thanks @Greg_Deckler. I have posted the idea here

Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

Hi @Abhaykumar,

 

I also have reported this issue internally, will keep you update once I get any information.

 

Thanks for your question.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

Thanks @v-qiuyu-msft, I have also noticed this behavior with the R visual implementation in the default data set that it creates and there is no way to "undo" it other than to have the R script reference the source information and essentially create a new data set. I have posted this in Ideas to allow one to turn off removing duplicates in the default R visual data set that is created or at the very least allow us to create a data set using the same syntax as shown in the comments so that we can at the very least create our new, non-dedupped data set from the data in our data model instead of having to go back to the source.


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jasonwhurley Regular Visitor
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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

I'm also having this problem.  We are trying to dig into financial details and want to be able to see which payments are duplicated (and thus erroneous), but the Power BI Desktop table doesn't show duplicates, it shows each unique row only.  I get that this is an aggregate tool, but it seems like the table should have a property that allows you to show distinct or show raw.

 

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Jashshah Regular Visitor
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Re: Duplicate data in Table visualization - Displaying as is Data

@Abhaykumar @v-qiuyu-msft @Greg_Deckler 

Are there any updates/progress on the above mentioned issue? 

Thanks, 
Jash. 

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