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wojpie11
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Dynamic format for measure on column/bar chart

I've been trying to set dynamic format for measure on bar/column chart, but when data labels' display units is set to "none", Power BI ignores my dynamic format UNLESS I set decimal places to > 0 – then it works. However, I don't want those decimal places. Weird thing is that in "Show as a table" view it works all the time.

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Also, here is the code for measure format:

VAR __AbsVal = ABS(SELECTEDMEASURE())
RETURN
SWITCH(
    TRUE(),
    __AbsVal < 1000, "#,0",
    __AbsVal < 1000000, "#,0,.K",
    __AbsVal < 1000000000, "#,0,,.M",
    "#,0,,,.B"
    )
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lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Please provide sample data that covers your issue or question completely, in a usable format (not as a screenshot).
https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/How-to-provide-sample-data-in-the-Power-BI-Forum/ba-...
Please show the expected outcome based on the sample data you provided.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/How-to-Get-Your-Question-Answered-Quickly/m-p/1447523

Here is the sample data:

CustomerSales
Customer 1123
Customer 212345
Customer 31234567

 

Here is the sample measure:

 

Sum of Sales = 
SUM('Table'[Sales])

 

 

Here is the format string for the measure:

 

VAR __AbsVal = ABS(SELECTEDMEASURE())
RETURN
SWITCH(
    TRUE(),
    __AbsVal < 1000, "#,0",
    __AbsVal < 1000000, "#,0,.K",
    __AbsVal < 1000000000, "#,0,,.M",
    "#,0,,,.B"
)

 

 

This is what I expect:

wojpie11_0-1684742788919.png


This is what I see on the bar chart:

wojpie11_1-1684742855393.png

 

 

SWITCH(
    TRUE(),
    SELECTEDMEASURE() < 1000, "#",
    SELECTEDMEASURE() < 1000000, "#,##0,.0 K",
    SELECTEDMEASURE() < 1000000000, "#,##0,,.0 M",
    "#,##0,,,.0 B"
)

 

this should get you closer.  Still has one decimal, but I'm sure they will address this bug soon:  Dynamic Format Strings Bug - Microsoft Power BI Community

I know it is a bug, that is why I originally posted this in the "Issues" forum, but somebody moved it here, without any notice.

I also know adding one decimal place helps (as I mentioned in my first post), but I would like to be able to set a dynamic format to 0 decimal places and use it on bar/column chart. As for now it's just not possible.

Nevertheless, thank you for trying to help, much appreciated.

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