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

Reply
powerbi_user1
Frequent Visitor

Create a dynamic column based on slicer selection

I have two tables:

 

Table 1

ColumnAColumnB
A1B1
A2B2
A3B3

 

Table 2

Column Types
ColumnA
ColumnB

 

I have a slicer for Columns Types and based on selection from that filter a ColumnC should be created in the table - Table1.

Eg., If i select ColumnA in the filter, my Table1 should look like this:

New Table1

ColumnAColumnBColumnC
A1B1A1
A2B2A2
A3B3A3

 

If i select ColumnB in the filter, my Table1 should look like this:

New Table1

ColumnAColumnBColumnC
A1B1B1
A2B2B2
A3B3B3

 

The final goal is to create a slicer with ColumnC as well and it will show values based on selected value in Column Types slicer.

5 REPLIES 5
v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

@powerbi_user1,


A bit change to Greg_Deckler's DAX.

ColumnC Measure = 
SWITCH(
     MAX('Table 2'[Column Types]),
     "ColumnA",MAX('Table 1'[ColumnA]),
     "ColumnB",MAX('Table 1'[ColumnB]),
     BLANK()
)



Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Greg_Deckler
Super User
Super User

ColumnC Measure = 
SWITCH(
     MAX('Table 2'[Column Types])),
     "ColumnA",MAX('Table 1'[ColumnA]),
     "ColumnB",MAX('Table 1'[ColumnB]),
     BLANK()
)

Follow on LinkedIn
@ 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...

@Greg_Deckler

Thanks for your reply Greg. But I want to use ColumnC as a slicer anda measure cant be used as a slicer.

Also, using column C as an independent column shows only the maximum value for the column selected in the slicer. 

Columns cannot be dynamic based upon user selection. Just use the disconnected table trick to use your measure as a slicer.

Follow on LinkedIn
@ 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...
Anonymous
Not applicable

What is "the disconnected table trick"?

Helpful resources

Announcements
Europe Fabric Conference

Europe’s largest Microsoft Fabric Community Conference

Join the community in Stockholm for expert Microsoft Fabric learning including a very exciting keynote from Arun Ulag, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data.

Power BI Carousel June 2024

Power BI Monthly Update - June 2024

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

PBI_Carousel_NL_June

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