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How to Pivot Columns and Use Static Column Headers?

I have a business object that attempts to pivot a dollar amount into one of serveral categories.  The applied step is as follows:

Table.Pivot(#"Duplicated Column1", List.Distinct(#"Duplicated Column1"[#"CostBucket - Copy"]), "CostBucket - Copy", "NET2", List.Sum)

The data model throws an error on the next step:

= Table.ReplaceValue(#"Pivoted Column",null,0,Replacer.ReplaceValue,{"INPATIENT", "Other", "OUTPATIENT", "NEPHROLOGY", "ER", "DIALYSIS"})

The error is thrown because one of the replaced values, Outpatient, does not exist in the previous step.


Question:  How do I pivot all categories in the second step whether they have a dollar amount or not?  In other words, what steps should be taken to ensure that the Pivot function creates all the columns (Inpatient, Outpatient etc.) and only places a value in the column where the source data has a match?  Is this functionality supported in DAX and Power Query?  Or, am I better off structuring the data via my SQL query?

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Super User


Before the Unpivoting step, replace the null with blank.  If this does not help, then share some data to work with and show the expected result.  Share data in a format that can be pasted in an MS Excel file.

Ashish Mathur
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Community Support

Hi @schilders ,

In order to better understand your demands and give the right solution, could you please provide some more specific information? such as your desensitized example data and a screenshot of your desired results?

Thanks for your efforts & time in advance.


Best regards,
Community Support Team_Binbin Yu
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