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Angith_Nair
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The field you are moving cannot be placed in that area of the report.

When I download the file using the Analyze in Excel option for the dataset in the Power BI Service, I can't drag numeric fields into the values section of a pivot table. I get the error "The field you are moving cannot be placed in that area of the report". My data model is SSAS Tabular model. I am not able to troubleshoot this error. Also, I am not able to see the "Sigma" symbol in any of the numeric columns in my data model (Data Type is correct). Are these both issues related to each other? Can anyone please help?

 

Thanks in Advance for your help.

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timg
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

Hi Angith,

It seems you can solve this by creating a measure based on the column you want to place in the values section: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/desktop-troubleshooting-analyze-in-excel... 

Could you give this a try?

Regards,

Tim

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v-caitlyn-mstf
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Community Support

Hi@Angith_Nair, 
When Analyze in Excel connects to an external OLAP model (which is how Excel connects to Power BI), the PivotTable requires measures to be defined in the external model, since all calculations are performed on the server. Some measures stored in your tables in Power BI. These “measure tables” are indicated by the Sigma symbol.


Can't drag anything to the PivotTable Values area is a known issue. To address this issue, you have a few options. You can refer to this : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/desktop-troubleshooting-analyze-in-excel 

For more information , please follow this article : https://exceleratorbi.com.au/power-bi-analyze-excel-what-you-need-to-know/ 

 

Hope it helps.

Best Regards,
Caitlyn Yan

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v-caitlyn-mstf
Community Support
Community Support

Hi@Angith_Nair, 
When Analyze in Excel connects to an external OLAP model (which is how Excel connects to Power BI), the PivotTable requires measures to be defined in the external model, since all calculations are performed on the server. Some measures stored in your tables in Power BI. These “measure tables” are indicated by the Sigma symbol.


Can't drag anything to the PivotTable Values area is a known issue. To address this issue, you have a few options. You can refer to this : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/desktop-troubleshooting-analyze-in-excel 

For more information , please follow this article : https://exceleratorbi.com.au/power-bi-analyze-excel-what-you-need-to-know/ 

 

Hope it helps.

Best Regards,
Caitlyn Yan

If this post helps then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Angith_Nair
Resolver II
Resolver II

Hi @timg ,

The Summarization is set to sum for these columns. Are there any other reasons for this..?

timg
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

Hi Angith,

It seems you can solve this by creating a measure based on the column you want to place in the values section: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/desktop-troubleshooting-analyze-in-excel... 

Could you give this a try?

Regards,

Tim

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timg
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

Hi Angith_Nair,

If the data type is indeed correct you could check whether these columns have been set to "don't summarize". This options removes the "sigma" column and prevents the column from automatically being aggregated.

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Regards,

Tim

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