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Sorting Problem with million format

Hi everyone,

I am new here and have a problem with sorting a table. I created a Measure to format the numbers in million. For example if I have 1.000.000 it should show 1m. I made this with this measure: 


= Format(sum(Basis[Expenses in USD]);"#,##,,.0m")
Now, when I'd like to sort my table (with Filter top 5) it is in the wrong order; Sweden should be the last one. 
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Can someone help me? 
Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

Hi @Anonymous,


As what @FrankAT mentioned, FORMAT function returns a string so your millions are not sorted by the number value but alphabetically.  You may follow what he suggested.

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Super User II
Super User II

Hi @Anonymous ,

the FORMAT function returns a string. Use the format settings in model view, see figure:




Regards FrankAT

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Hi @FrankAT,


thank you for your help. I changed the Format in Model and it works now. I have another problem. Now it does not show me numbers like 0,12. It shows only a 0. I use the following format: #,##0,,."m". I tried to adjust the Format with 0,00 but it doesnt work.


Any suggestions? Excel is much more easier for me ^^.


Thank you in advance



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