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Redraidas10
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How to use 'ORDER BY' in DAX?

I have a very simple DAX script written, however, DAX engine seems to ignore 'ORDER BY' (as per screenshot below). Any idea how to force DAX engine to take ORDER BY into consideration?

EVALUATE
SUMMARIZECOLUMNS(
    'Table'[Year], 'Table'[Color],
    FILTER('Table', 'Table'[Year] = "2000"),
    "Sales Total", SUM('Table'[Sales])) 
ORDER BY 
      "Sales Total" DESC

 

 

Dax studio.JPG

 

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jdbuchanan71
Super User
Super User

It needs to know how to handle the other columns.  You should also avoid putting FILTER over an entire table, just use the VALUES in the column(s) you want to filter.

EVALUATE
SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
    'Table'[Year],
    'Table'[Color],
    FILTER ( VALUES ( 'Table'[Year] ), 'Table'[Year] = 2000 ),
    "Sales Total", SUM ( 'Table'[Sales] )
)
ORDER BY
    "Sales Total" DESC,
    'Table'[Color],
    'Table'[Year]

jdbuchanan71_0-1618089754525.png

 

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jdbuchanan71
Super User
Super User

No, you don't need to include them all every time.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/orderby-statement-dax

 

jdbuchanan71
Super User
Super User

It needs to know how to handle the other columns.  You should also avoid putting FILTER over an entire table, just use the VALUES in the column(s) you want to filter.

EVALUATE
SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
    'Table'[Year],
    'Table'[Color],
    FILTER ( VALUES ( 'Table'[Year] ), 'Table'[Year] = 2000 ),
    "Sales Total", SUM ( 'Table'[Sales] )
)
ORDER BY
    "Sales Total" DESC,
    'Table'[Color],
    'Table'[Year]

jdbuchanan71_0-1618089754525.png

 

Nice example. Does it mean that for every "ORDER BY" clause, we have to explicitly mention all columns in that table?

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