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Dynamic parametric calculated column

Hello, I have been working in Tableau and I can't find a way to do a quite useful functionality in Power BI. 


The help I need is the following:

I want to make a calculated column in Power BI which in turn is based on a list of paremeters. I need this parameter list to be able to be used as a slicer.


Example: If I select "Fruit" in my slicer, the calculated column shall be populated with the values from the original "Fruit" column. If "Country" is selected in the slicer, the calculated column shall be populated with the values from the original "Country" column... and so on.

This dynamic way of populate a calculated column (at least as I do i Tableau) makes a powerful way for the end user to use the report as an analyzing tool. I need only one vizualisation instead of multiple pages/vizualisations


Is there a way to do this calculated paremtric column and not using the "Query parameters" which is useless for the ned user?


The example in photos are the sales, which in turn is breaked withinthe different attributes (fruit, Country, batch quality) when I use my longed after solution in Tableau


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@olivese there is no direct way to do this, to change X-AXIS dynamically based on selection in the Slicer. There are few posts available which can do to achieve this with DAX technique or you can create bookmarks and based on selection (using buttons), you can switch to different bookmarks.

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Hello @parry2k , thank you for your response.

Yes, I know bookmarks could be a solution, but it is an ugly and very time demanding solution to manage if there are up to 20-30 things to "break by".

I know as well I can unpivot to get my columns as attributes, but by doing so I would make datasets of original 10s of millions of rows to make my computer break

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