Matrix Measures or Values on Rows instead of Columns
We need Matrix’s to have the ability to move Measures or Values to rows instead of Columns. This is a definite must have!!! I was in the process of doing a pilot roll out of Power BI to my management team and when this question came up it was a huge miss and got a tremendous amount of groans. This is an everyday view we use and really need this for Power BI to cover the basics. I love the program but we really need this. Please help!
To elaborate, if I have sales, quantity sold, asp (average sales price), COGS, Gross Profit and Margin, There’s no way to look at this month over month when the measures are stuck on the columns. It needs to be able to showcase on rows.
Thanks for your consideration!
Hi everyone – quick update to say this is definitely something we’re planning to address and add to our matrix visual. We’ve got a set of enhancements coming to the matrix, so please stay tuned!
thanks for supporting the idea
Is this also for the data tab?
In the Interim, what is the alternate way to achieve this?
Morven Ballard commented
Do you have an ETA for this please? It really is a huge disadvantage not being able to have values on rows.
Making this change would be an absolutely HUGE change. Gives analysts a way to interrogate data more easily to answer questions.
Looking forward to this being implemented.
how is this not #1
Brady Smith commented
I want to calc the difference between row A and RowB into a column as well
Do you have any estimates on when this capability will be available?
Aron Fejes commented
Definitely a 'deal breaker' when considering switching from Tableau to Power BI.
Yun jaejun commented
Please add ability to remove sub totals in matrix. There are too many sub totals.
I agree with all of the other comments. We are building profitability reporting by various dimensions and it is a MUST to have these measures in the columns for it to be usable. Thanks for your update and consideration.
Huge miss. We´re building an executive dashboard but we´ll go with Tableau if this is not available by early February.
Ventsislav Vladov commented
Thanks for the update. Is there any due date, so to consider if there is a possibility to positively impact the current implementations?
Israel Fx commented
I will pray every day so I will not be long ...
Mike Thibodeaux commented
Thanks for the update, been waiting for this for over a year!!!
Please add ability to remove sub totals in matrix
There is a way to show the measures on the rows of a table:
You will need these elements:
1. The original table of your data, let's say [Sales]:
Month | Prd_code | Price | Qty |
1 Jan | 1 | 1 | 1 |
2 Jan | 2 | 2 | 3 |
3 Jan | 3 | 2 | 4 |
4 Jan | 4 | 1 | 5 |
5 Feb | 1 | 2 | 5 |
6 Feb | 2 | 2 | 4 |
7 Feb | 3 | 1 | 6 |
8 Mar | 1 | 1 | 4 |
9 Mar | 2 | 2 | 2 |
10 Mar | 3 | 3 | 3 |
11 Mar | 4 | 3 | 4 |
2. Your measures, let´s say:
> AVG_PRICE := AVERAGE(Sales[Price])
> AVG_QTY := AVERAGE(Sales[Qty])
3. A table with your measures (the names of the measures you want to be on the columns) [measure_names_table]:
Measure name | Position |
1 avg price | 1 |
2 avg qty | 2 |
4. A new measure to be the poistion of the "selected measure" and another one to be the "select measure" per se
(this measure will take the value of the measures you previously created for each row of the visual table)
> SELECTED_MEASURE_POSITION := MAX( measure_names_table[Position] )
> SELECTED_MEASURE := SWITCH (
5. Create the visual table and select these for the fields:
> Lines: Measure name
> Columns: Month
> Values: SELECTED_MEASURE
This visual should be a table like this:
Measure name | Jan | Feb | Mar |
avg price | XXX | XXX | XXX |
avg qty | XXX | XXX | XXX |
This link was very useful to comeup with this solution:
Any doubts please post!
James Irwin commented
HELP - People are still commenting and voting - not being able to Sort Rows by Values is a BIG MISS !!!
Well, I'm hoping this request is captured in some other "Pivot Table functionality" requests but if not, adding measures to rows is a major request. The lack of functionality is stumbling block and also for getting more people to use Power BI (both consume and author). How often does a conversation go like this? Consumer: "Wow! This is great stuff. It's a bit wide though. Can you put that into the row like my old Excel report?" Me:"Ummm.... well, actually..." So, a big 'yes, please' to this request, Microsoft.
You can see in TABLEAU a specific funtionality to transpose rows by columns in a visual table