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difference between "Use as category" and "Summarized"

Hello everyone,


I am a beginner in Power BI. I don't quite understand the difference between "Use as category" and "Summarized" when using Drillthrough. This may be a very simple question, but I can't get it out. Can anyone help me? 😁 





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@Jessie_ , Based on what I can get Summarized means data will aggregate like, sum/min/max. Category means it will not aggregate and it will be group by or filter.


refer to this in doc


When you add a measure or summarized numeric column, you can drill through to the page when the field is used in the Value area of a visual.

That's all there is to using drillthrough in your reports. It's a great way to get an expanded view of the entity information that you selected for your drillthrough filter.


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