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PowerRoss Frequent Visitor
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Summarize multiple columns based on values

I am stuck with an issue I cant seem to figure out how to do in DAX.  Since users will select filters in PowerBI Services, I can't do this in Power Query/M as some materials would be filtered out and would require a change to the summary result table.  Any assistance would be appreciated.


I have a set of data like below (but with many more rules & materials)


Material   Rule-1  Rule-2 Rule-3

A                 Pass  Fail       N/A

B                  Fail   Pass    Pass

C                  N/A  Fail     Pass


And I want to create a table like 


Status  Rule-1 Rule-2 Rule-3

Pass       1          1          2

Fail         1          2          0

N/A        1          0          1


or it could be pivoted (rules down left and Pass, Fail, N/A across top) does not matter.


How would I accomplish this?

moumipanja Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Summarize multiple columns based on values

To unpivot a table using DAX is quite challenging. You may want to try the following steps in DAX to get your desired result.


1. Creating a new table with two columns, 'Rules' and 'Status'

new table = UNION(
SELECTCOLUMNS(Sheet2, "Status", Sheet2[Rule 1], "Rules", "Rule 1"),
SELECTCOLUMNS(Sheet2, "Status", Sheet2[Rule 2], "Rules", "Rule 2"),
SELECTCOLUMNS(Sheet2, "Status", Sheet2[Rule 3], "Rules", "Rule 3"))
You will be able to get a table like this:
2. Then you can use a matrix format to display your result
PowerRoss Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Summarize multiple columns based on values

Sorry for confussion, but I need to create a summary table in DAX, because i am pushing to R which is limited to 150,000 rows and my data set is 3 million records and increasing.  So, i cant use a widget (like a matrix) to summarize the data.

v-jiascu-msft Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: Summarize multiple columns based on values

Hi @PowerRoss,


You can get it with the formula below. But this calculated table is relative stable, which means its values can't change as the filters or slicers change.

Table =
        UNION (
            VALUES ( Table1[Rule-1] ),
            VALUES ( Table1[Rule-2] ),
            VALUES ( Table1[Rule-3] )
    "Rule-1-num", CALCULATE (
        COUNT ( Table1[Rule-1] ),
        FILTER ( 'Table1', 'Table1'[Rule-1] = EARLIER ( 'Table1'[Rule-1] ) )
    "Rule-2-num", CALCULATE (
        COUNT ( Table1[Rule-2] ),
        FILTER ( 'Table1', 'Table1'[Rule-2] = EARLIER ( [Rule-1] ) )
    "Rule-3-num", CALCULATE (
        COUNT ( Table1[Rule-3] ),
        FILTER ( 'Table1', 'Table1'[Rule-3] = EARLIER ( Table1[Rule-1] ) )




Best Regards,

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PowerRoss Frequent Visitor
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Re: Summarize multiple columns based on values

I was able to get your solution to work, but as you mentioned when a user filters with a slicer the summary table does not update.  This update is a key feature for my solution.  Is there no way to create a table in dax that is updateable based on user selections?

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