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How can I show the five latest entries in my report table? (Top 5)

I have a data table with columns for "City" and "DateAdded". The "City" column is just the name of the entry (Ohio, New York, Chicago etc.) and the "DateAdded" is a date (2017-01-09 09:06:34.863, 2016-03-16 16:00:29.000 etc.). 


I'm trying to build a report table where I can list five of the newest entries to display. I tried using the "DateAdded" column as a filter with the "Top N" filter type with the value "Top - 5" but it actually displays six values instead of five. This is because the last two "DateAdded" entries have identical values (both are '2016-01-17 00:00:00.000').


How could I limit my table to exactly five values? 

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Sounds like you need to investigate the RANKX DAX function.


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Hi @carlosDash,


As you said
the last two "DateAdded" entries have identical values (both are '2016-01-17 00:00:00.000')

So for the last tow entries, which one would like to show in your table?


This function return the row that rank value =1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Then rank value for the last two entires=5, so both of them will be show in your table.



Charlie Liao


Hmm, that's a really good question and right now I can't think of another parameter to filter with. The only thing that comes to mind is maybe showing the entry which comes 'first' in the alphabet, but that's not really a proper rule to filter with and I don't know if that's even possible to begin with.

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