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PbiConsult1 Frequent Visitor
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Time of Days being summed in KPIs even when field is set to Not Summarize Modeling

I'm trying to build some KPIs. We want to plot some trends over time. The values are specific times of day that various software processes complete. I.E.


Process 1 4:05AM

Process 2 6:04PM


the idea is to plot the completion times for each date over time for weeks, months, years etc. to show trends


Power BI Desktop and up on the Report Server seem to be treating each time of day like a numeric value to be added up liked a column or row of numbers. So 6 different times on a particular day show up in the KPI as the quantity 6.  We've tried

the PowerKPI, PowerKPI Matrix, and the Dual KPI.  I did lots of posts about the not summarize setting not working in certain situations but this has more the look and feel of a bug or some nuance to a trend of a bunch of specific times of a day historically over weeks/months/years/.


So the data somes to us in Excel like this:


Process 1         Process 2           Process 3    ... Process 6

4:04 AM          5:06 PM              3:30 AM          7:30 AM

5:05 AM          7:23 AM              ....                 .....


So one KPI or time plot would plot all the completion times for process 1 , same for process 2,3 etc.


I see where this type of time of day aggregation has frustrated others in the past in posts on here, but for some reason thought Microsoft had fixed this behavior.  ANY guidance, links to code, .pbix files, a fix using DAX or SQL would be GREATLY appreciated.

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v-ljerr-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Time of Days being summed in KPIs even when field is set to Not Summarize Modeling

Hi @PbiConsult1,


The field of "duration" type is not supported in Power BI Report/Data view currently. Here is the idea shared on Power BI Ideas forum. You can vote it up and add your comments there to improve Power BI on this feature. Smiley Happy



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