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Index column in calculated table

Hello, guys!

Created dynamic date scales


and got the problem. The x-axis sorted in a wrong way



I created an "index" column in calculated table to fix it:

Range = IF('DateSlicer'[Frequency] = "Monthly", LOOKUPVALUE('Calendar'[Month], 'Calendar'[Month + year short round 2], 'DateSlicer'[Value]), IF('DateSlicer'[Frequency] = "Quarterly", LOOKUPVALUE('Calendar'[Quarter], 'Calendar'[Quarter&Year], 'DateSlicer'[Value]), IF('DateSlicer'[Frequency] = "Yearly", LOOKUPVALUE('Calendar'[Year], 'Calendar'[Year_2], 'DateSlicer'[Value]), 0)))


Tried to sort  Value by Range and ... got the system message: 



All I need is Sort Value in right ascending order in x-axis (Jan '18, Feb '18 etc). 

How could I do this ? 





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So, the solution is.

add adition column via union - formulae below. (Calendar[Current date] - measure)


SUMMARIZE ('Calendar', 'Calendar'[Month&Year], "Frequency", "Monthly", "Sorting", 'Calendar'[Current date]),
SUMMARIZE ( 'Calendar', 'Calendar'[Quarter&Year], "Frequency", "Quarterly", "Sorting", 'Calendar'[Current date]),
SUMMARIZE ( 'Calendar', 'Calendar'[Year], "Frequency", "Yearly", "Sorting", 'Calendar'[Current date])


and Sort by Sorting column.


Thanks @sayaliredij for idea.



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Hello @Anonymous ,


You can create sort column in power query editor. by extracting month and year in two separate column and then create custom column two combine that yearmonth like 20181 and then use that column to sort.


Then you will not have circular depedency issue in report.


#"Inserted Month" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Month", each Date.Month([Date_Added]), Int64.Type),
#"Inserted Year" = Table.AddColumn(#"Inserted Month", "Year", each Date.Year([Date_Added]), Int64.Type),
#"Changed Type1" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Inserted Year",{{"Month", type text}, {"Year", type text}}),
#"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type1", "Custom", each [Year]&""&[Month])

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its caclculated table. i cant use power querty editor unfortunelly.

Helper V
Helper V

Hi @Anonymous ,

Create a sorting column in DateSlicer Table like this:

SortOrder = Month ( 'DateSlicer'[Value])

Then Sort Value column by SortOrder column.


This will resolve your issue..
If this helps, please mark this as a solution. Appreciate with Kuddos.

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Can`t do this. ''DateSlicer'[Value]  has text format.

Super User
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You can include Year + month as Index and sort accordingly 


eg. Jan 18  - 201801

      Feb 18  - 201802





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Yes, it works with numbers. But i need this month labels - Jan, Feb etc

you can keep the column with the Month name, create an additional column index with not 1 or 2 numbers but 201801, 201802.. 

you can sort month column using index column 

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Thanks @selimovd for your reply. 


I am not sure, if its help. Cause the main problem - Circular dependency. Or, it will  definitely help?

Super User
Super User

Hey @Anonymous ,


the values in the sort by column have to be unique for the same value.

So Jan'18 can be 1, but then Jan'19 cannot be 1.


If you need any help please let me know.
If I answered your question I would be happy if you could mark my post as a solution ✔️ and give it a thumbs up 👍
Best regards

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