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odraode_
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Date Table and Bar chart sorting

Hello to everyone,

I created a data table in my report since I want to follow PBI best practises but I have to say I don't see any benefits using it.

 

One of the issue is the following one: once created the data table, the date hierarchy disappear and even tough I created my own hierarchy it doesn't seem as powerful as the previous one. For example this is the bar chart with custom date hierarchy:

 

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I couldn't find a way to sort it properly, while it was quite easy with the previous date hierarchy:

odraode__1-1685468751366.png

 

Can someone help me on sorting it out?

 

Thank you!

 

 

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I upload an example pbix here: https://file.io/xuQARjwJTpIQ.

I'm unable to sort the bar chart below (using data table) while I can easily sort the one above (without using data table).

 

Thank you for your help!

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vanessafvg
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its really impossible to help you with what you have provided.  please can you share your pbix?  and can you show how you have set up your date table?  

 

also what are you expecting, why is one better than the other, please provide enough information to assist.  





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I upload an example pbix here: https://file.io/xuQARjwJTpIQ.

I'm unable to sort the bar chart below (using data table) while I can easily sort the one above (without using data table).

 

Thank you for your help!

hi there, the issue is that you are using the month name  column on the date hierarchy, but month name is a string, not a number, and so you have to tell power bi how to sort the month name .   

 

See file attached but what I did was on the month name column in the date 2 table i set the month name to use the month column to sort, so that it understood the order i expect, and that sorted the issue out. 

 

vanessafvg_0-1685557735149.png

 





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