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Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

Is there anyway I could get B instead of A, A is the normal setup for the table, matrix visuals

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Resolver III

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

You could turn your measures into a dimension using the pattern discussed here:

View Solution in Original Post

Once this is done, you can add the measure name to the rows instead of the columns...

Resolver III

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

For example, I created an inline static table with my measure names in it like this:

Metrics = DATATABLE("Measure",STRING,{{"Revenue"},{"Costs"},{"Gross Profit"}})

I already have separate measures set up for my revenue, costs, and gross profit.  I just added another measure I called Val that is basically a switch based on which measure name is filtered by the current row (when used in a matrix for example):

Val = SWITCH(LASTNONBLANK('Metrics'[Measure],1),"Revenue", [Revenue],"Costs",[Cost],"Gross Profit",[Gross Profit])

And then I created a matrix with state and Metrics[Measure] on my rows, date on my columns, and Val as the value:

Resolver III

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

Yes, but you will need to specify the aggregation like so:

Val = SWITCH(LASTNONBLANK('Metrics'[Measure],1),"Revenue", SUM([Revenue FIELD not Measure]),"Costs",SUM([Cost FIELD not Measure]),"Gross Profit",SUM([Gross Profit FIELD not Measure]))

Resolver III

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

I did find that I was getting rows with blank states and values as you can see by my last screenshot.  This is because the Metrics table has no relationships to my other tables, and my DAX measure wasn't handling that.  So I changed it to the following, basically making sure that Val only returns something if it's used along with the Metrics.Measure field in a visual AND it will result in at least one of the measures in my list having a value (I chose revenue because in my example I can't have any of the other measures without their being revenue for that sale.  You may need to check if any of your measures have a value in your case).

`Val = IF(NOT(ISBLANK([Revenue])) && HASONEVALUE(Metrics[Measure]),         SWITCH(LASTNONBLANK('Metrics'[Measure],1)                , "Revenue", FORMAT([Revenue],"Currency")                , "Costs", FORMAT([Cost],"Currency")                , "Gross Profit", FORMAT([Gross Profit],"Currency")                , "Markup", FORMAT([Markup Pct],"Percent")               )        )`
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Resolver III

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

You could turn your measures into a dimension using the pattern discussed here:

View Solution in Original Post

Once this is done, you can add the measure name to the rows instead of the columns...

Impactful Individual

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

Thanks for leading me to that, I think I got the idea. Sadly for the other resource mentioned in that thread the link is dead, the BI Pattern websites seems to be under construction.

Resolver III

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

For example, I created an inline static table with my measure names in it like this:

Metrics = DATATABLE("Measure",STRING,{{"Revenue"},{"Costs"},{"Gross Profit"}})

I already have separate measures set up for my revenue, costs, and gross profit.  I just added another measure I called Val that is basically a switch based on which measure name is filtered by the current row (when used in a matrix for example):

Val = SWITCH(LASTNONBLANK('Metrics'[Measure],1),"Revenue", [Revenue],"Costs",[Cost],"Gross Profit",[Gross Profit])

And then I created a matrix with state and Metrics[Measure] on my rows, date on my columns, and Val as the value:

Impactful Individual

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

Yes, exactly what I needed. I just need to apply this to my data model and hopefully I get it to work! Thanks again this is much more helpful.

Impactful Individual

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

FANTASTIC! It worked! You just made my day!

t h a n k   y o u ! ! !

Impactful Individual

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

I have a followup question though, is there anyway I could use fields instead of measures, for example

Val = SWITCH(LASTNONBLANK('Metrics'[Measure],1),"Revenue", [Revenue FIELD not Measure],"Costs",[Cost FIELD not Measure],"Gross Profit",[Gross Profit FIELD not Measure])

Resolver III

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

Yes, but you will need to specify the aggregation like so:

Val = SWITCH(LASTNONBLANK('Metrics'[Measure],1),"Revenue", SUM([Revenue FIELD not Measure]),"Costs",SUM([Cost FIELD not Measure]),"Gross Profit",SUM([Gross Profit FIELD not Measure]))

Impactful Individual

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

I see, totally forgot about that!

Thanks again @bblais!!!

Impactful Individual

Re: Table(visual): Matrices on the Side(Left-to-Right) not Top-to-Bottom

Hi @bblais,

There's just one problem with this, not the solution you've shared but I think how PowerBI is handling this.

You shared me a screenshot of your sample, can you try to issue a FORMAT command on your values, say

`Val = SWITCH(LASTNONBLANK('Metrics'[Measure],1),"Revenue", FORMAT([Revenue],"0.00"),"Costs",[Cost],"Gross Profit",[Gross Profit])`

And then do a filter, maybe weekly or monthly and then apply a filter to the matrix.

Because in my case if I do all of the above, it doesn't filter, we'll it does in a way because it's not showing data on all other days not part of the filter but it does show the days that are not part of the filter.

For example I have a data between March 1 to 31st and if I do a filter on WE0318, it would still show me March 1 to 31 days but only WE0318 has data. Other days are still visible although blank.

If you remove the FORMAT command, everything works as expected.

My problem is I want to apply a percentage datatype and this behaviours prevents me from doing that.

I am not sure though if you get the same results as I am but that is what I am experiencing now.

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