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Sigma symbol is missing, I can't summarize



I don't know what is happening. I can't summarize any column, sigma symbol is missing and I have summarize option selected. Does anyone have an idea how I can make the symbol appear so I can summarize?


These columns are number types and still sigma symbol is missing.





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@inm I hope you do not have any null/text/special character values in your data. is it possible for you to share the data for this particular column.


@negi007 I have checked it and I don't have any special/null/text data. When I loaded the data at first it appeared to me, I was adding things to the report and it stopped appearing the symbol. This is not happening in just that column, it's happening in every whole number column.

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@inm pl. share your data if you can in text/excel file. Can't comment anything without looking at the data.

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Hi @inm ,


Are you using the latest version of Power BI Desktop? Does this situation exists only in current .Pbix file or any .Pbix file?


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Community Support Team _ Jay
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@negi007 I can't. But thank you.


@v-jayw-msft Only in the current .pbix file. But I tried to do it in another file, at first the sigma symbol appeared and in some time it stopped appearing. Yes, I'm using the lastest version.


I need to know what I'm doing wrong, because I start to create measures and I get distracted, when I see again all the sigmas  symbols disappear and I cannot summarize.


I have the same problem. Field is set to summarize and is a decimal number, but the sigma won't appear and when I drag it to make a visual it creates a table and shows distinct values of the data.


By any chance, are you using Calculation Groups through Tabular Editor ?



@bergerlu Yes, I'm using calculation gruoups through tabular editor. I was wondering if it could be related to that.


I have reproduced the issue, I can confirm that it is caused by the Calculation Group from Tabular Editor


Look what I found :


It seems to be "by design" 

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I have never, ever, used the default "summarize" value for a column. In fact, I make a point of turning them all off. It is actually considered a "best practice" I believe. 
Use measures instead.

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