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adavid999
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Data shaping problem

Hello, I wonder if anyone could advise on how best to start transforming this data for analysis/presentation in a pivot or matrix table:

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I am struggling with the category/value columns. Do I need to unpivot the category column (I did try this but it didn't seem to help)?

Many thanks,

A

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Thanks to your link @amitchandak  I discovered it's pivot I need on category column, not unpivot! I am a step closer, thank you.

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amitchandak
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@adavid999 , if there are not too many values then you should unpivot. What is the problem you are getting.

 

If this does not help

https://radacad.com/pivot-and-unpivot-with-power-bi

 

Refer if these can help

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/table-unpivot

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/need-help-with-M-query-to-unpivot/td-p/196255

Thanks to your link @amitchandak  I discovered it's pivot I need on category column, not unpivot! I am a step closer, thank you.

Thanks @amitchandak do you mean unpivot on the category and value column (there are not too many categories - 17). When i try this I don't get the results I expect. I will look at the links you sent, thank you.

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Greg_Deckler
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It's hard to tell what I am looking at. Seems like you would want to get rid of the blank Value rows? What are you trying to do with the data?

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Sorry @Greg_Deckler yes, I sent that in desperation after staring at it for hours....I would like the category repeating items to be columns and region/year/level/POLAR/category etc to be filters or nested row labels.

Cheers,

A

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