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Column chart: space between columns when using measures

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I was wondering if anyone knows how to add space between the columns in the 'Clustered column chart' when using only calculated measures?


It seems like unless a value is applied to the Axis value all the values gets grouped together with no spacing. In my case the values cannot get categorized using a column in the Axis and counting number of rows as a a row can be of more than one category.


I have seen some creative solutions such as adding a measure with blank and removing the measure name. But it seems like Power BI no longer allows you to have a measure without a name (

Does anyone know how I can add spacing to 'Clustered column charts'? Is there another visual that would solve this?


Best regards


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Hi @Anonymous ,

You can refer to the following steps to grouping your measures and use them in the clustered column chart.


1. Create a table with all types of measures.

 Table= SELECTCOLUMNS({"a","b","c","d","e"},"Category",[Value])

2. Write a measure with switch function to use above table category to return correspond measure value.

Measure =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Table'[Category] ),
    "a", [Measure a],
    "b", [Measure b],
    "c", [Measure c],
    "d", [Measure d],
    "e", [Measure e]

3. Create a clustered column chart with the above category column as axis and legend, measure as value.



Xiaoxin Sheng

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Thanks a lot for your answer!


Your solution does solve my issue on my test set. But I am having trouble when applying it to a SSAS connection. When I try to create a Calculated table in SSDT I recieve an error message: "Could not complete the operation because the changes could not be committed to the VertiPaq engine."


Do you know of work around or how I could solve this.

Hi @Anonymous ,

Current I haven't found any methods to create a table on live connection mode. Maybe you can create a table on your database side to stored all category, then you can use its axis and category on your visual.

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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