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Helper II
Helper II

How to combine rankx, topn, and previous year


I have created a ranking table of our markets, based on last 12 month's revenues.

I have also included a comparison (rank change) with previous year's ranking.

Power BI - rankx, topn, prev year - complete list.png


The challenge I have not yet resolved is how to maintain the correct rank change vs previous year, when I apply a TopN-filter on the table. I apply the TopN-filter using the Filters pane.

Power BI - rankx, topn, prev year - TopN-filter.png

See below - for example, Market A and B are no longer showing 0 in Rank Change vs PY.

The Revenues L12m is correct.

Power BI - rankx, topn, prev year - topn = 20.png


Any ideas on how to resolve this?


DAX measures below.


Ranking on Market =
    ISINSCOPE('2.1 Market'[MarketName]),
        ALLSELECTED('2.1 Market'[MarketName]),
Ranking on Market PY =
    ISINSCOPE('2.1 Market'[MarketName]),
        ALLSELECTED('2.1 Market'[MarketName]),
        [PY YTD]
Rank Change vs PY =
[Ranking on Market PY] - [Ranking on Market]


Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @konradjonsson ,


it is difficult for me to say where the problem is without using your real database.


I have tried with a sample database build by myself, but it seems that your measures are all correctly created.


Maybe you can try to substitute ALSELECTED with ALL and see what happen.

Hi @mangaus1111 

Thank you for suggestion.

Replacing ALLSELECTED with ALL did however not solve the problem.

I have seen a video (from Marco Russo at sqlbi) where the TopN-function is built into a measure (instead of using the Filters pane). I will try and see if it helps.

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