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Using sumx to sum same categories listed in rows within a table

Hi Experts,


I have a table with different departments  listed as rows and a value for each. I am trying to have dax sum all values by department. I understand sumx can help achieve this result. Any idea how i can use sumx to sum the different departmants?


Thank you 

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Nanakwame ,


Try measure like:

measure = SUMX(VALUES('Table'[departments  ]),[total])

If the problem still exists, please provide sample data and expected results so that we can better understand your scenario.


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@Nanakwame , If you want to have a department in visual, then even a simple sum would do.

Unless you have to do some row level operation, you can avoid using SumX function



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HI @amitchandak 


I am trying to do a row level calculation to sum each department sales and use it in another calculation. so i am experting to row level calc to summarize the table and sum all departemnts belonging to each other 

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