I'm new to Power BI (and DAX) coming from Tableau.
I've got a question regarding the DiscountCount function.
I need to calculate a percentage of orders that include a certain item. The way my data is structured is line items on every order for the last year. (Example: If one order has three items on it, three lines are returned for that order each line with a specific item).
I'd like to create a measure that give me the sum of a distinct count of order numbers but only if they include a certain item number. I can't use the filter function because I'd need to compare the afore mentioned measure to a count of all distinct orders.
This seems like something that should be very doable, I'm just can't wrap my head around it yet.
PS - Does anyone have any good resources (perferably books) that can get me into the swing of using DAX and Power BI?
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If you want to understand the reason behind that answer, check this out: http://www.powerpivotpro.com/2009/12/powerpivot-dax-calculate-is-a-supercharged-sumif/
Actually the title of that blog post is slightly misleading; CALCULATE is a supercharged WHATEVERIF. COUNTIF, SUMIF, DIVIDEIF, etc. depending on what kind of expression you feed into it. That whole blog is a fantastic resource for learning DAX, and they've got a great book as well.
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