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hola
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Hiding a column in Matrix but not in total

Hi, 

I am struggling to figure out how we can hide a column in matrix but not in total section or in other words, I would like to add a additional column in total section other than totals of values in matrix. The workaround which I found is turning off word wrap in the matrix setting and dragging the field I wanted to hide. However there is a problem in this solution. whenever there is a change in slicer then matrix is showing the column for the new data which I want to hide. 

 

Could anyone help me how to hide the column in the matrix even new data shows up in matrix by changing the slicers/filters?

 

Thanks

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PaulDBrown
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I'm not sure what the problem is regarding changing the value in the slicer. See this example (both "word wrap" and "Auto-size column width are truned off in the formatting options):

Hide Column2.gif

 

To ensure that the column remains blank, use a measure along the lines of (in the above example, where I renamed the measure to "Previous Year" in the visual):

Hide Previous Year = IF(ISINSCOPE('DIM Product Ref'[Product REF]), BLANK(), [Previous Year])

 

If you need two columns of values per period, you can also create a hybrid table (attached is the sample file):

2 period columns.JPG

 


To be able to help you with creating a hybrid matrix please provide a sample dataset or PBIX file to work on, together with a depiction of the matrix you need.

 

 

 





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PaulDBrown
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See if this post helps:

Creating a custom or hybrid matrix

 

Or you can try turning off the "auto width" option in the formatting pane under columns and drag the column width to hide it





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Nopes, this post does not help. Moreover, this is the simple feature and I am wondering if Power BI is not providing this feature. 

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There is currently no option to turn off elements/columns in a matrix. You either try hiding the column using the auto-width option in the formatting pane or create a custom matrix layout.





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Hiding the column using the auto-width option is not working as when i change the value from date slicer it is showing me hided column for new data so the only option left is to go for custom layout for matrix.  Could you please provide me sample pibx file  of custom layout which hides one of the column in the matrix and keeping it in total section?

 

thanks

PaulDBrown
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@hola 

I've attached the sample file to the message





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Hola @PaulDBrown , 

 

The solution, you attached is working when you have one column in the matrix view for date dimension which is month is your solution  but is not valid if you have lets say 2 columns in the matrix  for the date dimension So Could you please help me how to have more than one column in the matrix View?

PaulDBrown
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I'm not sure what the problem is regarding changing the value in the slicer. See this example (both "word wrap" and "Auto-size column width are truned off in the formatting options):

Hide Column2.gif

 

To ensure that the column remains blank, use a measure along the lines of (in the above example, where I renamed the measure to "Previous Year" in the visual):

Hide Previous Year = IF(ISINSCOPE('DIM Product Ref'[Product REF]), BLANK(), [Previous Year])

 

If you need two columns of values per period, you can also create a hybrid table (attached is the sample file):

2 period columns.JPG

 


To be able to help you with creating a hybrid matrix please provide a sample dataset or PBIX file to work on, together with a depiction of the matrix you need.

 

 

 





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Hi Paul,

I have downloaded your sample file "Hybrid Matrix 2 cols.pbix" and it is exactly what I am looking for. However I cannot see how to set it with 2 columns on page Hybrid 2 columns, what is the different between that page and Hybrid page. I try to place "value" from "Hybrid Table" into Columns of the matrix, but no changed.

 

Please help.

 

Thanks in advance

expand.gifBy the sound of it I would wager that you need to expand the columns to the lowest level, since there is a hierarchy of fields in the column bucket





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