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"Do not summarize" missing

Hi!

 

Is there a reason why I can't select "Do not summarize" for any of my number fields? 

 

 

The data I'm using here comes from an Azure SQL database. 

 

Does this feature exist for anybody else or is it disabled site-wide for some reason?

 

Best regards,

Tom Kaczmarczyk


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Re: "Do not summarize" missing

@tkaczmarczyk unfortunately, unlike Power Pivot in Excel, the Desktop does not support "Do not summarize" right now.  The only way to get rid of those Sum symbols is to mark your columns as text instead of number (so you can have your Year column of data type Text and not Whole Number).  

 

Not elegant by any means but helps in the short run until it gets fixed, hopefully soon...

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Re: "Do not summarize" missing

Doesn't exist in the service.


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Re: "Do not summarize" missing

Hmm. But I do see that the feature in itself exists: https://support.powerbi.com/knowledgebase/articles/471200-change-the-aggregation-in-a-chart-sum-aver...

 

And I arrive at the exact same result when using Power BI Desktop - can't treat numeric fields in any way that's not summarized, rendering a lot of scenarios unavailable (e.g. it's impossible to generate a scatter plot). 

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Re: "Do not summarize" missing

That link didn't work, but yes, it exists in Excel and Desktop.


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Re: "Do not summarize" missing

I agree rendering many situations is impossible, just speaking about simple scenario when you want to plot days of month on x axis.

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Re: "Do not summarize" missing

Here is the idea for it, can't believe it only had 1 vote when I went to it:

https://support.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi/suggestions/9208014-power-pivot-do-not-summarize-...

 

 


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Re: "Do not summarize" missing

Oops. Had a period at the end of the link. This one should work better: https://support.powerbi.com/knowledgebase/articles/471200-change-the-aggregation-in-a-chart-sum-aver... - and this implies that this feature exists somewhere, but I can see it neither in the browser-based Power BI service nor in Power BI Desktop:

 

 Power BI Desktop.PNG

 

 

Do you see that option for your data sets? Perhaps it's a bug with the way Power BI handles Azure SQL.

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Re: "Do not summarize" missing

@tkaczmarczyk unfortunately, unlike Power Pivot in Excel, the Desktop does not support "Do not summarize" right now.  The only way to get rid of those Sum symbols is to mark your columns as text instead of number (so you can have your Year column of data type Text and not Whole Number).  

 

Not elegant by any means but helps in the short run until it gets fixed, hopefully soon...