Skip to main content
cancel
Showing results for
Search instead for
Did you mean:

Find everything you need to get certified on Fabric—skills challenges, live sessions, exam prep, role guidance, and more. Get started

Frequent Visitor

## Distinct count problem for total

Hi!

I´m having a problem trying to use distinctcount. I have a database with customers by region, one customer can make a purchase in different regions and, in some cases you can have the same customer for the same region as you will see below. This is due to the rest of the database because it also considers other fields.

For this analysis i want to have a simple table showing a distinctcount of customers by region but the problem is when the table makes the grand total, it doesn´t show de sum of every region, it shows the distinct count of all the customers (which is less because some customers should be repeated if they buy in another region)

I want the grand total to be the sum of the whole column (Count of column), which is 89, and not the distinct count of the customers of the database withount considering the region, which is 80.

Also, i´m not using any measure. i´m just selecting the format of the field as count (distinct) when i add it to the table visual.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION
Super User

@AgustinBrocardo This looks like a measure totals problem. Very common. See my post about it here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/DAX-Commands-and-Tips/Dealing-with-Measure-Totals/td-p/63376

Also, this Quick Measure, Measure Totals, The Final Word should get you what you need:
https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Measure-Totals-The-Final-Word/m-p/547907

@ me in replies or I'll lose your thread!!!
Instead of a Kudo, please vote for this idea
Become an expert!: Enterprise DNA
External Tools: MSHGQM
YouTube Channel!: Microsoft Hates Greg
Latest book!:
The Definitive Guide to Power Query (M)

DAX is easy, CALCULATE makes DAX hard...
2 REPLIES 2
Super User

@AgustinBrocardo This looks like a measure totals problem. Very common. See my post about it here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/DAX-Commands-and-Tips/Dealing-with-Measure-Totals/td-p/63376

Also, this Quick Measure, Measure Totals, The Final Word should get you what you need:
https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Measure-Totals-The-Final-Word/m-p/547907

@ me in replies or I'll lose your thread!!!
Instead of a Kudo, please vote for this idea
Become an expert!: Enterprise DNA
External Tools: MSHGQM
YouTube Channel!: Microsoft Hates Greg
Latest book!:
The Definitive Guide to Power Query (M)

DAX is easy, CALCULATE makes DAX hard...
Frequent Visitor

Thank you very much, it worked perfecly and the explanation is easy to follow!

I´m still very limited in relation to DAX but these type of answers help me a lot to keep learning the logic behind the code.

## Helpful resources

Announcements

#### Power BI Monthly Update - July 2024

Check out the July 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

#### Fabric Community Update - June 2024

Get the latest Fabric updates from Build 2024, key Skills Challenge voucher deadlines, top blogs, forum posts, and product ideas.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors