How can I count all the distinct values in a column except the blank(null) values? I tried several things but nothing works.
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Doesn't look like this has been updated in a while. While the solution does in fact work, you now have the option of DISTINCTCOUNTNOBLANK
One issue.. It if you have duplicate values it counts it as one. For example, if my table column is what people chose as a favorite animal, it would have a lot of people choosing dogs. There would be for example 50 dogs, but this formula would count the 50 instances of "Dog" as one. (Just a simple example). If there's 50, you want the count to reflect that.
MeasureHappy = calculate(count(MyTable[MyColumn]), MyTable[MyColumn] <> BLANK())
Changing from distinctcount, to just plainly count will resolve this, for anyone not looking to count dups as a singular. (If you want a zero instead of null
MeasureHappy = calculate(count(MyTable[MyColumn]), MyTable[MyColumn] <> BLANK()) + 0
If the distinctcount of a column is equal to zero then distinctcount returns BLANK(null). Can I fix this to show 0 instead of null?
you can use this:
CALCULATE ( DISTINCTCOUNT ( MyTable[MyColumn] ), MyTable[MyColumn] <> BLANK () ) + 0
<Blank> + 0 equals 0
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