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Matrix discarding duplicates

Good morning,


I suspect I am missing something basic and simple here but here goes.


I have a simple table;




And I create a matrix as a summary;




Now I wish to show the raw data so I create another matrix;



I have said 'Don't summerise' however it has dropped one of the duplicated values (Joe, 500) - which I don't want to happen - I wish to show all the raw data.


To get what I want I have to add the ID column (and of course tell it not to summerise)



Is there any way of getting the display I want WITHOUT having to add the ID column?






Community Support
Community Support

Hi @stan_w_gifford .


Matrix table is always used to provide and summarize, so it will always aggregates the same category.

You can try the following expression:

Measure 2 = CONCATENATEX('Table',[Amount],"


This is one string with all names combined with line break.


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Community Support Team _ chenwu zhu


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Super User

Hi @stan_w_gifford , I call it formatting, not trickery😂

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Hi @stan_w_gifford ,
At my work, we call this an ofias.
I changed the font to white to match the background in the format menu.  I changed the title of the column to a period (.) Then I dragged the column to as small as the width can go. Easy Peasy!


Let me know if you have any questions about these steps

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Thanks Nathaniel,


I too have resorted to that sort of trick - interested however in being able to visualise the data without 

(a) Having to add the ID column

(b) not having to resort to trickery as you describe 🙂



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