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erp
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Sort Text Column in Power BI

How can I Sort my Column in Power BI?

 

My Column is

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I Want it to be in ascending Order. I tried to sort using visual option but no result. Please help me...

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alekhved
Resolver II
Resolver II

hi @erp 

 

If the column is Text column, when you pull the column in your visual, click on the "..." on the top right corner. And then select the order in which you want to sort.

 

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Thanks,

alekh

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v-jingzhang
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @erp 

 

If you want to sort the column ascendingly by the interger part before "D", you need to add a column for sorting. In Power Query Editor, extract the interger part into a new column: under Add Column, select Extract > Text Before Delimiter and enter D in Delimiter textbox. And change the data type to Whole number

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After applying changes into Power BI Desktop, sort the original column by the new column. At last, select Sort ascending on the visual.

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I don't add the new column with DAX because it will bring a circular dependency error when sorting the column by the new column. Hope this helps.

 

Regards,
Community Support Team _ Jing
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v-jingzhang
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @erp 

 

If you want to sort the column ascendingly by the interger part before "D", you need to add a column for sorting. In Power Query Editor, extract the interger part into a new column: under Add Column, select Extract > Text Before Delimiter and enter D in Delimiter textbox. And change the data type to Whole number

080205.jpg

 

After applying changes into Power BI Desktop, sort the original column by the new column. At last, select Sort ascending on the visual.

080206.jpg080207.jpg

 

I don't add the new column with DAX because it will bring a circular dependency error when sorting the column by the new column. Hope this helps.

 

Regards,
Community Support Team _ Jing
If this post helps, please Accept it as the solution to help other members find it.

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alekhved
Resolver II
Resolver II

hi @erp 

 

If the column is Text column, when you pull the column in your visual, click on the "..." on the top right corner. And then select the order in which you want to sort.

 

alekhved_0-1627628781654.png

Thanks,

alekh

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amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@erp , In every visual you have the option under three dots to sort on column and order ,

 

if not you can use sort column of your choice

How to Create Sort Column and Solve Related Errors: https://youtu.be/KK1zu4MBb-c

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