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Filter table based on another table

Just want to ask something. I have 2 tables in Powe BI. One contains a data set of 13 million rows and the other table contains one columb with the list of values I want to filter in the main table. I'm trying to create a filtered table containing only all the values in my 2nd table. Is it possible to filter based on the whole list of my 2nd table?
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Post Prodigy
Post Prodigy

Re: Filter table based on another table

Can you try this : Table = CALCULATETABLE('TABLE 1',EXCEPT(VALUES('TABLE 1'[ID]),VALUES(TABLE 2 [ID])))

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Post Prodigy
Post Prodigy

Re: Filter table based on another table

FYI you can also do this at the Power Query level, by doing a Merge as New and using Inner Join 

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Regular Visitor

Re: Filter table based on another table

I'll try doing the calculate table. But why do we need to use EXCEPT?

For the Power Query using Merge as New and Inner Join, do you have a link on the guide on how to donit?

Thanks for the reply?
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Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

Re: Filter table based on another table

Go to  Query Editor - > Select Table 1->Home -> Combine->Merge Queries-> YOur Table1 will appear default, Select Table 2, Select the joining column, Select the join Type as inner join.

 

You should be able to get lots of example in internet. Check the 'Combine Data ' section in this link.  Its just straight forward.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-shape-and-combine-data

 

Thanks

Raj

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Post Prodigy
Post Prodigy

Re: Filter table based on another table

Below screenshots should help you:

 

Click on Edit Queries Which will take you to Power Query ModeClick on Edit Queries Which will take you to Power Query ModeHave your Table 1 and Table 2 in order and use the Join Condition as neededHave your Table 1 and Table 2 in order and use the Join Condition as needed

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Frequent Visitor

Re: Filter table based on another table

Is one of these methods faster or more efficent than the other?

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Resolver II
Resolver II

Re: Filter table based on another table

If you filter in PowerQuery, then you avoid loading all the "useless" date to the model.

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New Member

Re: Filter table based on another table

This worked for my particular case. Thank you for posting.

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