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Getting max date and then an accompanying column

Hello everyone

 

I have a table where I have captued the customer ID and the list of products they purchased and when (date/time).

From this I want to know which was the last product they purchased.

 

But I cannot seem to figure out the method to extract this result.

Here is what my data looks like and the expected result.

Kindly assist.

 

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@fahadarshad

 

If you need a Table

 

Go to Modelling Tab>>>NEW TABLE and then use this formula.

 

 

New Table =
SUMMARIZE (
    TableName,
    TableName[Customer ID],
    "Last Date", MAX ( TableName[Date] ),
    "Last Product", CALCULATE (
        FIRSTNONBLANK ( TableName[Product], 1 ),
        FILTER ( TableName, TableName[Date] = MAX ( TableName[Date] ) )
    )
)
Regards,
Zubair


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Super User I
Super User I

@fahadarshad

 

Try these MEASURES. Then in a Table Visual drag the Date Column and these 2 Measures

 

 

 

LastDate = Max(TableName[Date])
LastProduct =
CALCULATE (
    FIRSTNONBLANK ( TableName[Product], 1 ),
    FILTER ( TableName, TableName[Date] = [LastDate] )
)
Regards,
Zubair


Hi Zubair @Zubair_Muhammad

 

What about the customer ID. how do I get that in as well.

@fahadarshad

 

My apologies.

 

I meant drag the Customer ID COlumn and these 2 measures

Regards,
Zubair


Sorry bro; I am very new to Power BI. What does visual drag mean?

HI @fahadarshad

 

See the picture below

 

From the Visualization select table and select the Fields from right most section as shown in the pic

 

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Regards,
Zubair


Oh ok. 
But I would like to create a table of it rather than visualise it.

@fahadarshad

 

If you are using Excel

 

Put the Customer ID in row field and the 2 MEASURES in VALUE field in the Pivot Table

Regards,
Zubair


@Zubair_Muhammad

 

I am using Power BI desktop.

 

But more importantly, the meausre you have specified for the last product is giving me the wrong priduct. the max date seems to be working though.

 

any reason why the last product is incorrect?

@fahadarshad

 

If you need a Table

 

Go to Modelling Tab>>>NEW TABLE and then use this formula.

 

 

New Table =
SUMMARIZE (
    TableName,
    TableName[Customer ID],
    "Last Date", MAX ( TableName[Date] ),
    "Last Product", CALCULATE (
        FIRSTNONBLANK ( TableName[Product], 1 ),
        FILTER ( TableName, TableName[Date] = MAX ( TableName[Date] ) )
    )
)
Regards,
Zubair


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