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Common elements, two tables



I have two tables with three columns each: article reference, client and price. The first table correspond to the first year of the shop and the second one to the second year.


I would like to perform an analysis using these two tables. This analysis should be able to be performed as follows:


  • References bought by all clients on the first year
  • References bought by all clients on the second year
  • References bought by all clients both years

I will need to use a slicer in order to select 'Year 1', 'Year 2' or both at the same time and I will also add one another slice that should be allow me to select between 'Common/Not common' elements. I will also need to add a filter on the price (select only elements with price > x$).


The problem I'm facing is how to identify common elements. I cannot use an intersect because the common elements between the two tables will be depending on the client and reference...


Any idea on the approach for this problem ?


Super User
Super User

Hi @capko ,


Looks like your use case is a candidate for basket analysis. There are a lot of blog posts out there tht tackles this topic and youtube videos as well. Each has a different approach but they do have common elements


If none of those works, you might want to post a sample data as it is hard for anyone (not necessarily me) who wants to help to just use his/her imaginaton without any data to work on. In the past, I would post a link to an excel file in a cloud storage with formula/logic for my use case and have others convert it to Power BI logic.

On a side note, here's how you can get better/faster response to your post:

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