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Custom column when data fields are used differently

Hey there,


We have 2 vendors who managed cases in our tool. Vendor A actively uses a " case completed" field that indicated weather a case was completed or not ("yes": completed, "no": not completed). Vendor B does not use this field.


Can I create a custom column that pull data like this?:

If a case is owned by vendor A then only count the cases if the "case completed: field equals "yes"

If a case is created by vendor B then count the cases no matter what this field equals ("yes" and "no")


Thanks so much!


Community Support
Community Support

Hi @gittelena ,

If you've fixed the issue on your own please kindly share your solution. If the above posts help, please kindly mark it as a solution to help others find it more quickly. Thanks!

Best Regards,
Yingjie Li

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @gittelena ,

Not certain what is your expected output, if you want to filter some specific data, maybe create a filter table like this:

Table 2 = 
    ('Table'[Vendors] = "Vendor A" &&
    'Table'[case completed] = "yes") ||
    'Table'[Vendors] = "Vendor B"

Then create measure to count cases of each vendors.

You can share your expected output and sample data for further discussion.


Best Regards,
Yingjie Li

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Super User
Super User

@gittelena , My advice would be to add a new column like this, in the table and then you have same status every where

new status =

switch( True(),
[status] in {"case completed","Yes"}, "Yes",
[status] in {"not completed","Yes"}, "No",

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Super User

@gittelena Probably with an IF statement or SWITCH statement. Not really enough information to go on, please first check if your issue is a common issue listed here:

Also, please see this post regarding How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly:

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1. Sample data as text, use the table tool in the editing bar
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