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Anonymous
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Custom sort on rows and columns in Power BI Matrix

In order to apply custom sort on rows and columns in Power BI Matrix, I'm using fields from separate sort tables in the matrix visuals. However, I'm unable to apply any filter on that matrix using field from the base table.
Is there any workaround for this, if not a functionality?

@amitchandak @AlexisOlson 

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
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Hi  @Anonymous ,

I created some data:

vyangliumsft_0-1637914263895.png

Matrix visual object:

vyangliumsft_1-1637914263896.png

Custom rules:

Columns in the order of A-C-B-D

Lines are in the order of January – February – March – April

Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Enter the power query, select Add Column – Column From Examples – From All Columns.

vyangliumsft_2-1637914263898.png

First create [Column]

vyangliumsft_3-1637914263900.png

Then create [Row]:

vyangliumsft_4-1637914263902.png

Get the data:

vyangliumsft_5-1637914263903.png

2. Select [group], click Column tools – Sort by – [Column]

vyangliumsft_6-1637914263905.png

3. Select [Month], click Column tools – Sort by – [Row]

vyangliumsft_7-1637914263907.png

4. Result:

vyangliumsft_8-1637914263908.png

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @Anonymous ,

I created some data:

vyangliumsft_0-1637914263895.png

Matrix visual object:

vyangliumsft_1-1637914263896.png

Custom rules:

Columns in the order of A-C-B-D

Lines are in the order of January – February – March – April

Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Enter the power query, select Add Column – Column From Examples – From All Columns.

vyangliumsft_2-1637914263898.png

First create [Column]

vyangliumsft_3-1637914263900.png

Then create [Row]:

vyangliumsft_4-1637914263902.png

Get the data:

vyangliumsft_5-1637914263903.png

2. Select [group], click Column tools – Sort by – [Column]

vyangliumsft_6-1637914263905.png

3. Select [Month], click Column tools – Sort by – [Row]

vyangliumsft_7-1637914263907.png

4. Result:

vyangliumsft_8-1637914263908.png

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@Anonymous , Matrix sort as of now can be done on the basis Ascending order of the column or the sort column. Not on measure as of now.

 

Their new feature was added to sort legend in Nov 2021- But I doubt that can help in matrix , https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-november-2021-feature-summary/

 

Desc sort on the column of the matrix, I discussed here

How to Create Sort Column and Solve Related Errors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK1zu4MBb-c

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