If you run the Pivot table options (Analyze/Options), in the Totals & Filters section, you will find the Allow multiple filters per field setting. It allows you to apply text filters and number filters simultaneously for the reporting dimension, which can be displayed in rows or columns. This feature could be useful, let’s see how it works!
Include Filtered Items in Totals is a very useful option that we can find in pivot table settings, and it allows us to display the correct total for values in rows or columns that we have previously filtered. By using the DAX expressions we can most certainly reset the filters and thus calculate the correct sums, but sometimes there is no need to do this. Only by selecting/deselecting this simple option, we can get the correct totals in the report.
In one of the previous posts, there was a general mention of pivot table options, and in the next few “recipes” we will address some of them that are important and can make our daily work easier. Filtering the pivot table is achieved by dragging report dimensions into the Filters field. How can we influence the number and layout of available filters in the pivot table?
DAX is a language that comes in several flavors. While most features are available at the same time for Excel, Power BI and SQL Server Analysis Services some of them are platform-specific. Because Power BI has the ability to generate tables and there are DAX functions that, as a result, return tables in this post we will address some of them that can only be only used in Power BI DAX statements, not in Excel.
Parameters are variables or sets of values that are intended to influence the appearance of a query. They are mostly used for filtering, but if you know the “M” language you can also use them for other purposes. Since I will not (for now) write about how “M” statements are created, I will use a simple example where a single parameter will be created and we will use it to filter a query.