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dparkinson
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Advocate I

Filtering a table based on values from an unrelated table

I have a table with a column that has multiple values in it.  I'd like to create a slicer from another (lookup) table which filters the results from the first table based on the items selected.

 

This is easier to explain with an example:

 

My "Things" Table:

things1.png

My TechCompanies lookup table:

 

things2.png

 

I'd like to create a slicer from the lookup table which allows me to filter the first table based on items selected in the slicer.  It must allow multiple items to be selected in the slicer:

 

things3.png

 

I hope that makes sense.  Any feedback greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks,

D.

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v-ljerr-msft
Employee
Employee

Hi @dparkinson,

 

Based on my test, you should be able to use the formula below to create a new measure first, then use it as visual level filter(Measure is greater than 0) to get the expected result in your scenario. Smiley Happy

Measure = 
COUNTROWS (
    FILTER (
        TechCompanies,
        SEARCH ( TechCompanies[techcode], MAX ( Things[Thing Companies] ),, 0 ) > 0
    )
)

r1.PNG

 

Here is the sample pbix file for your reference. Smiley Happy

 

Regards

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v-ljerr-msft
Employee
Employee

Hi @dparkinson,

 

Based on my test, you should be able to use the formula below to create a new measure first, then use it as visual level filter(Measure is greater than 0) to get the expected result in your scenario. Smiley Happy

Measure = 
COUNTROWS (
    FILTER (
        TechCompanies,
        SEARCH ( TechCompanies[techcode], MAX ( Things[Thing Companies] ),, 0 ) > 0
    )
)

r1.PNG

 

Here is the sample pbix file for your reference. Smiley Happy

 

Regards

Thank you so much. I was facing a similar problem of filtering with a non related table. Now, after creating a measure, it is working. Thanks a lot again.

This worked for me until I tried to aggregate. I am trying to make an easy way to filter some parts of reports with a different date. For example part of the report using an entire year another part I want to be a variable date range. I used the measure technique to match against another date table that can be filtered at the report level. When I just display the range of dates it works. If I set the report filter on the second unrelated date table to may I can get a list of 31 dates. But if I change that same visual to a card with a distinct count I get 310 instead of 31?? Any ideas?

That's great.  Thanks for the reply.  Seems to work great -- I'll give it a go on my proper dataset.

 

I think I ideally need to extract that field out to another table somehow and give it a many-to-many relationship so that I can crossfilter more easily etc.  I'll maybe add another question for that.

 

Thanks once again.

D.

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