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jamesbw
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Dynamically filter one table by another without using relationships

I have built a relationship structure which I must maintain in order to keep my data model's current functionality:

 

Relationships.JPGThe current structure works correctly, however what I am now aiming to achieve is to have the "DDL Filter" filtered by a singular slicer through the "A x B" table which in turn filters the "B x C" table, while also being filtered through the current relationships.

 

This is the DDL Filter table:

 

DDL Filter Table.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the A x B table:

 

A x B Table.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally the E table, which contains the final output "E Name":

 

E Table.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So ideally the dynamic selection made using a slicer in the "A x B" table will filter the "Selection" column in the "DDL Filter" table, in turn filtering the "DDL" column which is connected to the "B x C" table, feeding through to table "E", allowing for the output of "E Name" to be filtered twice: once through the current relationship structure and once by the "DDL Filter" table, all by making one slicer selection of "A x B ID" in the "A x B" table.

 

I have attempted to use DAX measures and tables such as using the TREATAS function, but I have not had any luck.

 

I have been able to filter table "E" correctly using two separate slicers (one connected to the A x B table and one connected to DDL Filter table), but this functionality is not efficient enough for the user experience I am attempting to create.

 

Here is a link to the file, which gives more detail on the nature of the current relationship structure: https://filebin.net/ok8sac9akj0yg1ju 

 

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you!

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V-lianl-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @jamesbw ,

 

You can use the query editor to create a merged table as a slicer, and create if measure as a visual level filter.

Vlianlmsft_0-1629878591412.png

 

 

Best Regards,
Liang
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Thank you to everyone for your potential solutions, it is much appreciated.

 

I managed to resolve my problem by connecting the DDL Filter table to the A x B table with a relationship and then set up this measure which I then filtered in a visual table with E Name to only show values which were greater than zero:

 

CustomFilter = VAR MyFilter = VALUES('DDL Filter'[Filter])

RETURN

SUMX('B X C', IF('B X C'[DDL] IN MyFilter, 1, 0))

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V-lianl-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @jamesbw ,

 

You can use the query editor to create a merged table as a slicer, and create if measure as a visual level filter.

Vlianlmsft_0-1629878591412.png

 

 

Best Regards,
Liang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thank you to everyone for your potential solutions, it is much appreciated.

 

I managed to resolve my problem by connecting the DDL Filter table to the A x B table with a relationship and then set up this measure which I then filtered in a visual table with E Name to only show values which were greater than zero:

 

CustomFilter = VAR MyFilter = VALUES('DDL Filter'[Filter])

RETURN

SUMX('B X C', IF('B X C'[DDL] IN MyFilter, 1, 0))

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@jamesbw , If table are independent table

you can try  filter like

calculate(countrows('A x B'), filter('A x B', 'A x B'[A x B ID] in values( E[ID])) )

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