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Slicer to Select Column without Unpivoting Table

Hello, 

 

I am looking for a way to create a slicer that will allow a user to select which column to filter by, without unpivoting the table. For example, I have a table called 'Inventory' that looks somewhat like this: 

lauren2021_0-1611095752392.png

I then have a donut chart that displays % and counts for my inventory (i.e. Inventory by Color shows 2 Red(10%ish), 4 Yellow, 5 Blue). However, I would like the user to be able to select which 'slice' of inventory they're looking at. So the slicer would have Color, Shape, and Price as single-select options. When they select Color, they see inventory counts broken out by Color, Shape by Shape, etc. Is this possible without unpivoting the table?

 

For context, I have other charts that show how much inventory is bought based on Color, Shape, Price and want to be able to compare with current inventory, but don't want to clog up the page by adding 3 more charts. So for example if we saw that Blue had the most purchases by Color, we can see that Blue makes up the most of the inventory so that adds up.

 

Thanks for any help!

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Hi @lauren2021,

 

Try measure as:

Measure = 
SWITCH(
    SELECTEDVALUE('dim table'[subcategory]),
    "Red", CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Color]="Red")),
    "Yellow",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Color]="Yellow")),
    "Blue",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Color]="Blue")),
    "Square",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Shape]="Square")),
    "Circle",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Shape]="Circle")),
    "1",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Price]=1)),
    "2",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Price]=2)),BLANK())

Here is the demo: Slicer to Select Column without Unpivoting Table 

 

Best Regards,

Link

 

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi @lauren2021

 

I agree with @amitchandak, you can use bookmark to meet your need.

Here is the output:

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Here is the demo, please try it: Slicer to Select Column without Unpivoting Table

 

Best Regards,

Link

Hi! 

 

This is very similar to what I am looking for, but I was mostly wondering if there was a way to select which column the visual was using for the legend? I've attached a mockup of what it would look like to help explain it better: 

lauren2021_0-1611587794426.png

So right now the user would have 'color' selected so it would be showing the breakdown by color. Then if they selected "Shape," they would see the breakdown by shape. 

 

Do you know if this is possible? (without unpivoting the table)

 

Thanks!

Hi @lauren2021,

 

Try measure as:

Measure = 
SWITCH(
    SELECTEDVALUE('dim table'[subcategory]),
    "Red", CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Color]="Red")),
    "Yellow",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Color]="Yellow")),
    "Blue",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Color]="Blue")),
    "Square",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Shape]="Square")),
    "Circle",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Shape]="Circle")),
    "1",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Price]=1)),
    "2",CALCULATE(COUNT('Table'[Item Name]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),'Table'[Price]=2)),BLANK())

Here is the demo: Slicer to Select Column without Unpivoting Table 

 

Best Regards,

Link

 

If this post helps then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Super User IV
Super User IV

@lauren2021 , Based on what I got. Bookmark is another option if you do want to unpivot

https://radacad.com/clear-all-slicers-in-power-bi-a-bookmark-story

 

In case you are on the direct query.

https://datamonkeysite.com/2020/10/22/change-dimension-dynamically-using-parameter-in-powerbi/

 



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