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OlegV
Helper I
Helper I

Sort Week Day Names by Date

Hello,

I need to create a line chart, to show a price change during a week (from Friday to Thursday).

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But I am not able to sort WeekDay names BY DATE. The result I get is the following:

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What I have done so far:

1) created a column WeeDayName using a formular WeekDayName = FORMAT('Futures'[Дата],"ddd").
2) plotted a WeeDayName on an x-axis and price on a y-axis
3) used necessary dates as a page filter

 

Please help me! Thank you.

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I think I found a bug in PowerBI, if you intitially setup the sort of WEEKDAYNAME to be by WEEKDAYNUM = WEEKDAY([date]) and then change the formula of WEEKDAYNUM = DATEVALUE([date]) it continue to sort correctly on the graph. If you try to sort it by column again then it gives this error. That said, this may not be the best solution so please find another solution below

 

Put the date on the X Axis and change the format of date to be 'ddd'. Make sure the X axis is changed from Continuous to Categorical. Also if you need to keep the oringinal date column as well you can simply make the WeekDayNum a duplicate of the Date column using = [Date]. Let me know if this works

 

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moizsherwani
Helper V
Helper V

You can create a column called "WeekDayNum" using the formula below and Sort "WeekDayName" by WeekDayNum"

 

 

WeekDayNum = WEEKDAY('Sample'[Date])

 

 

 

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Thank you for a reply, but I need to sort WeekDay names BY DATE, not by Weekday number.

Instead of using the WEEKDAY function use DATEVALUE function and sort by the same column. Does that get you what you need?

 

 

WeekDayNum = DATEVALUE('Sample'[Date])

 

 

 

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I see that you get the result I need, but it does not allow me to sort WeekdayName by weekdayNum.

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I think I found a bug in PowerBI, if you intitially setup the sort of WEEKDAYNAME to be by WEEKDAYNUM = WEEKDAY([date]) and then change the formula of WEEKDAYNUM = DATEVALUE([date]) it continue to sort correctly on the graph. If you try to sort it by column again then it gives this error. That said, this may not be the best solution so please find another solution below

 

Put the date on the X Axis and change the format of date to be 'ddd'. Make sure the X axis is changed from Continuous to Categorical. Also if you need to keep the oringinal date column as well you can simply make the WeekDayNum a duplicate of the Date column using = [Date]. Let me know if this works

 

moizsherwani_0-1631966286126.png

 

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It worked, thank you! So there are two ways to sort WeekDayName by Date
1) plot a column "Date" on an x-axis -> change format of a column "Date" to "ddd" -> change x-axis type from Continuous to Categorical;
2) create a column WeekDayNum using a formular = WEEKDAY('Table'[Date]) -> sort WeekDayName column by WeekDayNum -> change formular in WeekDayNum column to DATEVALUE('Table'[Date]).

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