How To Stop Power BI From Presenting A Count Of Values?

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jun, 10, 2021 03:06

Power BI has emerged as a great tool when it comes to data analytics and visualization. Over the last few years, Power BI has evolved with different varying features which allow the users to perform a different function using any data set.  It is also known to be one of the best business analytics services ever offered by Microsoft. Power BI harbors a wide collection of different resources that allow the user to freely and easily operate the Power BI interface.

Therefore, one can edit, transform, model their data set using Power BI in the way they want. Besides, Power BI is easy, and simple to operate, unlike other platforms. All these advantages combined together to justify the popularity of Power BI.

What Are The Procedures Involved In Stopping Power BI From Presenting Count Of Values?

In order to stop Power BI from presenting a count of Values, there are three major steps.

  1. The first step includes understanding the type of data set. A data set can be numeric or a factor. In the case of numeric data, the power BI counts it automatically. However, there are certain instances when the users might not be interested to count the value. They may try to prevent power BI from counting the values. One possible solution to this problem is to convert data from a numeric to string in the Power Query editor. Thereafter, import the converted data set into Power BI. This ensures that Power BI will accept the converted data set and will consider it to be the concerned dataset to be worked upon. 
  1. The next step involves right-clicking on any particular cell. A drop menu with a list of options will show up. Click on “Don’t summarize”. This will further prevent the counts from being summarized into the data set. One can also choose to put “ Don’t summarize counts” into the default setting so that one can avoid doing it again and again.
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  1. To continue the process, go to any particular column (column that needs to prevent counts), and proceed towards the modeling Ribbon Tab. Clicking on the tab will restrict the behavior of the data set whenever one changes the field to visuals. Following these steps can help prevent the counts from being published in Power BI.

One can distinctively perform different counts and calculations using DAX code or using the visual aggregation in Power Query. While performing a distinct count, one should choose a power query for the entire table not only a particular column.

Did You Know This About Power BI?

Working with Power BI offers multiple resources and features using various types of data sets, tables, and models. Being an easier platform than others, it is widely popular amongst newbie data analysts. It also has a store of millions of cool features such as Web Scraping, Power Query Basics, Ribbon Chart, etc. The wide flexibility and easy operation make it so demanding.

Final Takeaway In addition to that, there are several quick features to perform the task hastily. Such features consist of Average per category or variance per category. These are useful in estimating the average values and their deviations from the average value, filtered values to find the difference in values, and mathematical operations to perform all forms of simplifications.

Such simplifications include addition, multiplication, power, square roots, cube roots, brackets, and transformation. The power BI also has a time-intelligence feature that ensures year-to-date total, or quarter-to-date total, etc depending upon the need of the user. Power BI helps users in manifold ways to handle their data through transformation, editing, and converting it into other data sets.

About the Author

Errin O'Connor

With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, Errin O’Connor has led hundreds of large-scale enterprise implementations from Business Intelligence, Power BI, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, IT Security, Azure and Hybrid Cloud efforts for over 165 Fortune 500 companies.

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