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Exanimis Frequent Visitor
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Sort graph value as count distinct

Lets say I have column chart where:

- Value is "Count Distinct of a column ID" (with duplicates thus distinct count)

- Axis is column B with categories

How can I sort this graph based on the Value (Distinct Count of IDs)?

 

I do not want to modify the table to remove duplicates as it contains other columns with information and also has relations to a different table.

I do not want to create another table with deduplicated IDs for this graph as I would not be able to have all the relations that I'm using on a different column.

 

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Community Support Team
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Re: Sort graph value as count distinct

HI @Exanimis,

 

Add a calculated column to calculate distinct count based on current group, then use sort by column function to use this calculated column as sort column of column who used on value field.

Sort by column in Power BI Desktop

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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Re: Sort graph value as count distinct

HI @Exanimis,

 

Please modify your type column to text type, it seems like default sort feature disabled when you use numeric value as axis.

29.gif

 

For this scenario, you not need calculate column anymore.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Sort graph value as count distinct

HI @Exanimis,

 

Add a calculated column to calculate distinct count based on current group, then use sort by column function to use this calculated column as sort column of column who used on value field.

Sort by column in Power BI Desktop

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.



For learning resources/Release notes, please visit: | |

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Exanimis Frequent Visitor
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Re: Sort graph value as count distinct

Thank you for help, really nice and easy solution. Not sure why I did not think of that 🙂

Exanimis Frequent Visitor
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Re: Sort graph value as count distinct

Actually there was a problem with your solution. It does not sort it at all or returns an error. Let me give you an example.

 

DATA:

data.png

 

 

Sort:

 

view.png

 

Calculated column:

calcol.png

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Sort graph value as count distinct

HI @Exanimis,

 

Please modify your type column to text type, it seems like default sort feature disabled when you use numeric value as axis.

29.gif

 

For this scenario, you not need calculate column anymore.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.



For learning resources/Release notes, please visit: | |

View solution in original post

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