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Matrix/Table grand totals with Measures

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on 16 Jul 2018 15:59:57

It would be great if Grand Totals on a Matrix or Table would add up correctly to the sum of the rows when you include MEASURES in the visual. Currently the total on a measure consists of the measure function itself, instead of the sum of the rows above. PLEASE give us the option to toggle totals to be a simple aggregate of the rows above also.

Jeroen ter Heerdt (administrator) on 24 Oct 2022 18:59:09

Moving this idea to "under review" to mark that discussions are underway. For full transparency, we have started working on DAX calculations at the visual level. That feature will make changes that will serve as building blocks for other features, including but not limited to the one discussed in this idea: providing more flexibility for influencing what is shown on the total: the visual total, the "DAX" total, or another expression altogether.

Hence, the delivery of this Idea will be dependent on the DAX-calculations-on-a-visual feature.

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Bonnie on 06 Jul 2020 00:01:23

RE: Matrix/Table grand totals with Measures

Please fix this.. This is a big issue. For any insights driven organization, this can cause a lot o issue. We make decision based on our data. This issue will slow down the adoption of Power BI.. Thanks

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:00:11

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Please fix this. I am using a matrix visual on a drill through target page and the column total is not correct. However an Excel Pivot table shows correct values

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Jacob on 05 Jul 2020 23:58:30

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This has to be fixed

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:58:02

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It happened to for me as well in table totals and subtotals have incorrect calculation.

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John Gillis on 05 Jul 2020 23:58:01

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Wait, how is this still an outstanding issue from 2016?

Microsoft, can you please correct how the total is calculated for the Matrix & Tables Visualizations. Please, having accurate numbers is essential for reporting....

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Brandon Hale on 05 Jul 2020 23:57:58

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Happens in both table and matrix visuals, totals and subtotals have incorrect calculation.

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chandni on 05 Jul 2020 23:54:22

RE: Matrix/Table grand totals with Measures

Total Mode

1. No Total
2. Expression Total
3. Sum of rows

Maybe the third option can be a dropdown where we can choose Sum/Avg/Min/Max etc

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Elaine on 05 Jul 2020 23:54:21

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Why does this happen, Is there a reasonable explanation for it? How can we work around this? Is there any point in using a tool if the results are showing incorrectly. I've spent so long thinking my model was incorrect and changing it until i came across this on the web.

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Thinus on 05 Jul 2020 23:53:11

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Please give an option to display the total result of the formula or the sum of the row values!

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CH Tsai on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:43

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it's too misleading, now not sure if I need to go back verify every detail in a very complicated model

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