04-11-2017 04:20 AM
Is there a way we can dynamically format how a measure X is displayed, either in $0.00 or %, depending on the values in another field? I have a separate field called 'Data Type' which I have indicated 'P' for percentage, 'A' for amount etc and I wish for this to control how measure X appears in $0.00 or %.
Thanks for your help.
04-11-2017 04:45 AM
Yes you can do that.
Once a measure is created, go to the modeling tab.
Under modeling tab, look for a field "Format". Click on Format and select the type of value you want to use
04-11-2017 06:24 AM
This option will only allow me to choose one or the other. What I was after was to view the measure in both $ and % depending on another field value. Say for example, this other field value was 'P', then this measure X would be displayed in %. And if the other field value was 'A'. then the same measure X would be displayed in $.
04-11-2017 07:46 AM
Try creating the measure with either an IF or SWITCH statement based on the value of the other field. You could then use the FORMAT() function to dynamically change the display format.
Something like = SWITCH('table'[other field],"Value A",FORMAT([measure],"Currency"),"Value B",FORMAT([measure],"Percent"))
Here's more detail on the different options you can supply for the FORMAT() function: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee634924.aspx. Scroll down and see the options for Number and use either the pre-defined or custom numeric formatting options.
04-11-2017 03:34 PM
I used the switch function as below but the new measure is now formatted as a text and cannot be added to the visual.
CurrentValueFormatted = switch([DataTypeMeasure],"P",format([CurrentPercentValue],"Percentage"),"A",format(HotelKPICalculation[CurrentPercentValue],"Currency"))
04-12-2017 02:58 AM
It's true. Once you use Format() function, the data type will be converted to text, it will throw error if you change it to numeric type.
It's not possible to give a dynamic format on a measure but still keep numeric data type.
11-06-2018 05:01 AM
I've created an idea requesting that this be implemented. Please help vote it up! https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/35921176-option-to-format-values-...