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Helper I

## Color only highest and lowest values

Hi all,

I‘m strugling with column coloring. Every column in this table below is a simple measure, which differs only in date:

``AVG_2022-01_Total_amount = CALCULATE(AVERAGE(DB[Month_total_amount]),DATESBETWEEN(DB[Date],"2022-01-01","2022-01-31"))``

And now i need to color every column with two colors: only highest value – green, only lowest value – red, everything else - white.

Conditional formating provided by Power BI colors all values and there is no simple build-in solution to color highest and lowest values like in excel.

I have founded different solutions (additional measure for colorig), but can‘t customize them to suit my needs.

If any one can provide some customized solution it will save my day. Write if i need to provide some additonal information about that table and calculation within.

And i didn‘t understand do i will need to create additional coloring measure for each that calculation measure?

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Community Champion

Below is the output you'll get by applying the steps in the PBIX attached:

You need to create the following two measures:

`Avg = VAR _1 = CALCULATE ( AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) , DATESMTD ('Table'[Date] ) )RETURN_1`

`Background Avg = VAR _1 = MINX ( SUMMARIZE ( ALL ('Table' ) ,'Table'[Sales Branch] , "Avg" , AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) ) , [Avg] )VAR _2 = MAXX ( SUMMARIZE ( ALL ('Table' ) ,'Table'[Sales Branch] , "Avg" , AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) ) , [Avg] )RETURNSWITCH ( TRUE() , [Avg] = _1 , "Green" , 'Table'[Avg Feb] = _2 , "Pink" , "" )`

If you want the Avg by Month, as per Jan and Feb in the output snapshot, then you will need to add the following measures:

`Avg Feb = VAR _1 = CALCULATE ( [Avg] , FILTER ('Table' , 'Table'[Date].[MonthNo] = 2 ) )RETURN_1`

In the above, you can see that the MonthNo 2 is February.  If you want it for January, just change the 2 to a 1.

`Background Avg Feb = VAR _1 = MINX ( SUMMARIZE ( ALL ('Table' ) ,'Table'[Sales Branch] , "Avg" , AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) ) , [Avg Feb] )VAR _2 = MAXX ( SUMMARIZE ( ALL ('Table' ) ,'Table'[Sales Branch] , "Avg" , AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) ) , [Avg Feb] )RETURNSWITCH ( TRUE() , [Avg Feb] = _1 , "Green" , 'Table'[Avg Feb] = _2 , "Pink" , "" )`

And the above measure, you can adjust to whatever months you want. Just change the [Avg Feb] to [Avg Jan], etc.

The other item to note is that the SWITCH TRUE gives you Green, Pink, and blank.  If you want other colours, just write them in.  For example, "SWITCH ( TRUE() , [Avg Feb] = _1 , "Black" , 'Table'[Avg Feb] = _2 , "Purple" , "Red" )" will give you Black background for the Avg Feb minimum, Purple for the maximum average, and red for everything else.

Hope this helps mate!

Theo 🙂

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Community Champion

You should be able to achieve the output you are after using a measure and Rules in the Conditional Formatting menu. Here is a link to another post that hopefully assists: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Conditional-formatting-with-dynamic-min-and-max/m-p/599213

Hope this helps.

Theo

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Also, if you are as passionate about Power BI, DAX and data as I am, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, queries, or if you simply want to connect and talk to another data geek!

Helper I

That's the problem - how to achieve correct MIN and MAX values from this measure:

`AVG_2022-01_Total_amount = CALCULATE(AVERAGE(DB[Month_total_amount]),DATESBETWEEN(DB[Date],"2022-01-01","2022-01-31"))`

when this measure is putted in to a table and average value is calculated for a dynamic count of sales branches, f.e.:

 Sales branch That measure (avg) highest value of that measure (1) 1 54 0 2 34 0 3 65 1
Community Champion

Below is the output you'll get by applying the steps in the PBIX attached:

You need to create the following two measures:

`Avg = VAR _1 = CALCULATE ( AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) , DATESMTD ('Table'[Date] ) )RETURN_1`

`Background Avg = VAR _1 = MINX ( SUMMARIZE ( ALL ('Table' ) ,'Table'[Sales Branch] , "Avg" , AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) ) , [Avg] )VAR _2 = MAXX ( SUMMARIZE ( ALL ('Table' ) ,'Table'[Sales Branch] , "Avg" , AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) ) , [Avg] )RETURNSWITCH ( TRUE() , [Avg] = _1 , "Green" , 'Table'[Avg Feb] = _2 , "Pink" , "" )`

If you want the Avg by Month, as per Jan and Feb in the output snapshot, then you will need to add the following measures:

`Avg Feb = VAR _1 = CALCULATE ( [Avg] , FILTER ('Table' , 'Table'[Date].[MonthNo] = 2 ) )RETURN_1`

In the above, you can see that the MonthNo 2 is February.  If you want it for January, just change the 2 to a 1.

`Background Avg Feb = VAR _1 = MINX ( SUMMARIZE ( ALL ('Table' ) ,'Table'[Sales Branch] , "Avg" , AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) ) , [Avg Feb] )VAR _2 = MAXX ( SUMMARIZE ( ALL ('Table' ) ,'Table'[Sales Branch] , "Avg" , AVERAGE ('Table'[Amount] ) ) , [Avg Feb] )RETURNSWITCH ( TRUE() , [Avg Feb] = _1 , "Green" , 'Table'[Avg Feb] = _2 , "Pink" , "" )`

And the above measure, you can adjust to whatever months you want. Just change the [Avg Feb] to [Avg Jan], etc.

The other item to note is that the SWITCH TRUE gives you Green, Pink, and blank.  If you want other colours, just write them in.  For example, "SWITCH ( TRUE() , [Avg Feb] = _1 , "Black" , 'Table'[Avg Feb] = _2 , "Purple" , "Red" )" will give you Black background for the Avg Feb minimum, Purple for the maximum average, and red for everything else.

Hope this helps mate!

Theo 🙂

If I have posted a response that resolves your question, please accept it as a solution to formally close the post.

Also, if you are as passionate about Power BI, DAX and data as I am, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, queries, or if you simply want to connect and talk to another data geek!

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