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reverse date hierachy



I am wanting to reverse the normal order of columns (Dates) within matrix visual.  Traditionally I have used the date hierachy and really like those features.   Now, I am wanting to reverse the order that the hierachy returns.

I have been able to create a "reverse" sort column within the calendar table, and then sort year by this 'reverse year column".   I get the results I want when I only include the normal data field 'Year" within the matrix column well.   However, when I select the Hierachy Year column  - reverts back to the normal sort order.

IS there a way to create a date hierachy that allows for reversing dates (current date in left column, descending backwards in time
thank you!

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Hi, @Dellis81 ,

Did you download my file, try to get it right, or

If the above one can't help you get the desired result, please provide some sample data in your tables (exclude sensitive data) with Text format and your expected result with backend logic and special examples. It is better if you can share a simplified pbix file. You can refer the following link to upload the file to the community. Thank you.

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Ok, I have been able to get the reverse sort by columns if I exclude a dimension in the "row" well.  However - if I have a dimension in rows, then the matrix sort only allows sort by row.  


thank you!

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Hi, @Dellis81 ,
First you drill down to the bottom of the date, and then display it in descending order. No matter which layer you go back to at the moment, it's the reverse.




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Thank you for your response.   Your example is using the matrix sort by 'rows' feature.  I am looking for reverse sort within matrix columns.

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@Dellis81 , Try if this can help. If not you have to create customer hierarchy with each column having a sort column


Date1 = [Date]


Sort Column = Rankx('Table', [Date],,desc,dense)


Mark sort column as column for date1 and use that



Or create year, month qtr etc 


Year1 = [Year]


Year Sort  = Rankx('Table', [Year],,desc,dense)


And create a hierarchy using such columns

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Thank you for your response.   I have attempted several times on your suggestion.  I am able to creae a 'reverse date hierachy', but whenever I place this new hiearchy in in the column well - the order goes back to ascending.

If I was to put the Reverse Yr Column (not use hiearchy), then I get what I expect.  I suspect the hiearchy feature does not allow for the customized sort.  Do you know if that holds true in non date hiearchies?

Appreciate your help - sorry for slow response, I have tried off/on over the past few days - thinking I would eventually get it.  Your solution seems logical.  
Thank you!

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