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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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Chuck Roberts on 24 Aug 2022 09:44:09

RE: Matrix/Table grand totals with Measures

I was told by someone more knowledgeable than me that DAX cannot count rows in a viz. If someone has a solution to this I'd be happy to read it!

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Karol Bielecki on 07 Jul 2022 14:00:07

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It was a while since that bug was reported and you didn't fix it. I worked with Tableau and they were reacted much faster and I never noticed such significant bugs as that one. It is really crazy how this big issue can be ignored.

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BI Publication . on 23 Jun 2022 05:50:02

RE: Matrix/Table grand totals with Measures

Please vote to this similar issue.https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Need-the-Sum-of-option-for-Measure-output-values-in-Table-Matrix/idc-p/2560280#M80448

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Jason Dodd on 03 Feb 2022 19:13:48

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This would be helpful in those scenarios when the table columns are primarily text and the visual is built using multiple tables. When users start applying slicers or filters having a row count serves as a good reference point for the end user, especially when a lot of rows and columns are involved. In this case I'm not sure DAX is the right alternative solution for getting counts.

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Jourdan Romain on 01 Jul 2021 09:32:05

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I'm surprised there are only 7 votes on this. I mean totals are wrong and nobody see it maybe ? Imagine you want to display the sum of abs of differences between your profit for date 1 and your profit for date 2, depending on categories of product etc.. The total will be wrong and not displaying the sum of abs of differences. It will neutralize the differences and then do the abs. It's so difficult to explain to a user there is no coherence between what is displayed in rows and what is displayed of what is considered to be the total of rows ... At least there should be a flag to switch from one behaviour to the other.

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Brandon Branthoover on 21 Apr 2021 16:38:32

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I agree! This would be a great addition to the matrix!

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:54

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It has taken me 3 days already trying to figure out how to show the correct total of measures used in a matrix. Explanations given on the forum seem to be to specific to the cases in question, barely transferable.

If some people benefit form a total that doesn't correspond to the values, I absolutely respect that but why there is no choice?

With this issue I cannot see how users looking for quick ad-chock reports (business people, not code writers) can benefit from this tool.

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roberto pogliani on 06 Jul 2020 00:15:50

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I agree, in the same table some totals could be nonsense and others very useful.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:15:46

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We need the column subtotal along with The column grand total,the sub-total can be renamed ,not like Total

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Leo Timmermans on 06 Jul 2020 00:13:24

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there should at least be an option to have the total show the sum of the rows instead of having to do weird DAX-things. This is an annoyance and causes Power BI to be difficult to people who start using it.
I've worked with Qlik products before. No issue there. They have an option to choose between the calculation or sum (and even min, max and average) of the rows.

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