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aridavid
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Sum totals from multiple columns based on filter selection

Hi,

 

Hope you're all doing well.

 

Is it possible to achieve something like this: I'd like to be able to display a total value based on multiple columns where the total will vary depending on the columns I'd like to sum by using a filter.

 

As an example I have this data set called 'tbl_Totals':

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And I've created a measure that sums the totals like this:

 

Grand Total = SUM('tbl_Totals'[Pants]) + SUM('tbl_Totals'[Shirts]) + SUM('tbl_Totals'[Shoes])

 

Which on a table looks like this:

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I'm trying to create a filtering approach where I can change the grand total based on the fields I select. So if I select 'Shoes', the Grand Total will be 80. Or, if I select 'Pants' and 'Shirts', the grand total will change to 125. Example:

 

'Shoes' only:

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'Pants' & 'Shoes':

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I just made up the slicers as a demonstration.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Greg_Deckler
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@aridavid - Maybe, it's not very clear though. You would probably have more luck if you unpivoted those columns in your dataset. If you do need multi-column aggregation, there is a way to do it. https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Multi-Column-Aggregations-MC-Aggregations/m-...

 

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Hey, thanks for checking, I'll try to edit and clarify.

amitchandak
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@aridavid , not very cleat.

You can unpivot the data and use

https://radacad.com/pivot-and-unpivot-with-power-bi
Transpose : https://yodalearning.com/tutorials/power-query-helps-transposing-data/



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hanks for the hint, I'll try to clarify.

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