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Helper III
Helper III

Dynamic legend using a DAX measure

Hi everyone,




I am using a Clustered Column Chart to show Total sales by geographic area. The data looks like this:


GEOTotal Sales     Sales  CompleteSales Pending 
Americas10,000,000     5,000,0005,000,000
ASIA12,000,000     6,000,0006,000,000
EMEA14,000,000     7,000,0007,000,000


Desired outcome: 


I want to use the Clustered Column Chart to show Sales Complete & Sales Pending next to each other with the axis showing by Geo. 


The Problem:


Currently I am connected to a data cube using a live connection so I cannot create a DAX table to create a category filter.




How can I create a legend using a DAX measure that will give me the desired outcome given I am using a live connection?


Thank you!


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@Vind1989 Yeah, the usual way of doing this is the disconnected table trick:

In general, to use a measure in that way, you need to use the Disconnected Table Trick as this article demonstrates:

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I cannot enter data, I am on a live connection so this option is not given 

Hi, @Vind1989 

Unfortunately, you cannot apply the created measure to the visual legend , and  Live connection does not support the creation of calculated columns and tables.

We suggest you to modify the original model by adding a category table.


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Community Support Team _ Eason

@v-easonf-msft can you elabrate more on adding a category table, what exactly do you mean?

Hi, @Vind1989 

The table used to create the category filter should be created in advance when building the LC model, not after the model is connected using powerbi.


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