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procyon82
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Removing Outliers

Is there an easy way to remove any outliers in Power BI desktop?

I am currently importing revenue from Google Analytics, but every now and then we get very large purchases that scew the averages. Could I simply apply a filter and say "avg. revenue only on the values that are under $5000"? Or maybe use a standard deviation function that we'll do this automatically for me?

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jahida
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

That reads as: In some context (CALCULATE), is the SUM > 5000?

 

I think you want:

 

Revenue Month  = CALCULATE(SUM('GA Ecommerce'[Revenue]), 'GA Ecommerce[Revenue] < 5000,PARALLELPERIOD('GA Ecommerce'[Date],0,MONTH))

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Hi @procyon82,

 

Now what you need is removing outliers at daily level instead of individual transactions level, right?

 

If that is the case, you can add a new table to sum up the revenue at daily level by using SUMMRIZE function. I have tested it on my local environment, here is the sample expression for you reference.

DailyRevene = SUMMARIZE(Daily,Daily[Date],"Daily total",SUM(Daily[Sales]))

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Then you can remove the outliers on daily level in this new created table.

 

Regards,

Charlie Liao

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Greg_Deckler
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In the Query Editor, make sure that the column is numeric and then click on the drop down arrow in the column header and choose "Number Filters" and there you have a choice of:

 

Equals

Does not equal

Greater than

Greater than or equal to

Less than

Less than or equal to

Between


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I guess the only downside with this is that it filters the entire query and all the columns/measures that I have. Is there a way to only apply it to a column or measure?

Yes, for that you would use a CALCULATE function (DAX). Basically:

 

CALCULATE(SUM([Some Column]),[Some Column] < 500000)

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Any idea why the response in a table is "True" or "False" instead of a number?

 

I'm using: 

Revenue Month  = CALCULATE(SUM('GA Ecommerce'[Revenue]) < 5000,PARALLELPERIOD('GA Ecommerce'[Date],0,MONTH))

 

jahida
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That reads as: In some context (CALCULATE), is the SUM > 5000?

 

I think you want:

 

Revenue Month  = CALCULATE(SUM('GA Ecommerce'[Revenue]), 'GA Ecommerce[Revenue] < 5000,PARALLELPERIOD('GA Ecommerce'[Date],0,MONTH))

 

Got it to work. I am not sure what I was doing wrong earlier, but I started from scratch.

The only issue right now is that it's looking at daily revenue and not individual transactions, so I just gotta figure that out.

Hi @procyon82,

 

Now what you need is removing outliers at daily level instead of individual transactions level, right?

 

If that is the case, you can add a new table to sum up the revenue at daily level by using SUMMRIZE function. I have tested it on my local environment, here is the sample expression for you reference.

DailyRevene = SUMMARIZE(Daily,Daily[Date],"Daily total",SUM(Daily[Sales]))

Capture.PNGCapture1.PNG

 

Then you can remove the outliers on daily level in this new created table.

 

Regards,

Charlie Liao

No, I wasn't looking for outliers by looking at daily totals. I was looking for individual transactions that would skew my averages.

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