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fishboneox Frequent Visitor
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Finding minimum value in a row with several columns

Probably a simple Question but I struggle for a while now to find a solution.

In a Table with several columns I want to find out the smallest value in a row and fill in the columns name.

In Excel quite an easy task but using PowerBI I can't find a solution.

To complicate the task I just want to select the columns name if the content is bigger than 0/null

 

 

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Any idea how to create the formula or the column "NextAnchor"?

 

Since I'm relatively new to PowerBI and PowerQuery I'd appreciate also some step-by-step approach and hope to understand and learn Smiley Happy

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Super User
Super User

Re: Finding minimum value in a row with several columns

HI @fishboneox

 

Please try this calculated column. replace Table1 with your Table Name

 

Column =
VAR temp = {
        ( "Anchor1", Table1[Anchor_1] ),
        ( "Anchor2", Table1[Anchor_2] ),
        ( "Anchor3", Table1[Anchor_3] ),
        ( "Anchor4", Table1[Anchor_4] ) }
VAR MinValue =
    MINX ( FILTER ( temp, [Value2] <> 0 ), [Value2] )
RETURN
    MINX ( FILTER ( temp, [Value2] = MinValue ), [Value1] )
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Super User
Super User

Re: Finding minimum value in a row with several columns

HI @fishboneox

 

Please try this calculated column. replace Table1 with your Table Name

 

Column =
VAR temp = {
        ( "Anchor1", Table1[Anchor_1] ),
        ( "Anchor2", Table1[Anchor_2] ),
        ( "Anchor3", Table1[Anchor_3] ),
        ( "Anchor4", Table1[Anchor_4] ) }
VAR MinValue =
    MINX ( FILTER ( temp, [Value2] <> 0 ), [Value2] )
RETURN
    MINX ( FILTER ( temp, [Value2] = MinValue ), [Value1] )
Super User
Super User

Re: Finding minimum value in a row with several columns

@fishboneox

 

if there are 2 or more columns that meet the criteria and you want to get the names of both... then you can use this formula Smiley Tongue

 

Column 2 =
VAR temp = {
        ( "Anchor1", Table1[Anchor_1] ),
        ( "Anchor2", Table1[Anchor_2] ),
        ( "Anchor3", Table1[Anchor_3] ),
        ( "Anchor4", Table1[Anchor_4] ) }
VAR MinValue =
    MINX ( FILTER ( temp, [Value2] <> 0 ), [Value2] )
RETURN
    CONCATENATEX ( FILTER ( temp, [Value2] = MinValue ), [Value1], ", " )
Super User
Super User

Re: Finding minimum value in a row with several columns

@fishboneox

 

Following post shows another way of doing the same..using combination of Power Query and DAX

 

http://www.excelnaccess.com/finding-the-column-name-with-max-or-min-value/

 

fishboneox Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Finding minimum value in a row with several columns

thanks a lot for your amazing answer. The provided solution works as is should.

Also thank you for the further information you have provided. Smiley Happy