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## Merge, Add, Subtotal, Filter by User

I'm a rookier Power BI user.

My desired outcome: Total number of reports. Total number of reports for each author that includes when they coauthored. I want to filter by author that calculates the author's total without adding to the total reports.

Here's my table:

 Author Report Types CoAuthor1 CoAuthor2 Tom A1 Betty Betty A2 Debbie A4 Debbie A5 Tom Juan Tom A9 Juan A1 Juan A3 Mary Bob A2 Mary A2 Debbie Bob
2 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS
Super User

@S2 , I think you can unpivot the table and use that

Community Support

Don't @S2,

According to your requirements, I tried one of the simplest methods, which can be used as a reference: create three measures to count the number of Author, CoAuthor1, and CoAuthor2 columns. Create another table and accumulate the obtained number.

``````Measure1 =
CALCULATE(
DISTINCTCOUNT('Table'[Report Types]),
ALLEXCEPT('Table', 'Table'[Author])
)``````
``````Measure 2 =
CALCULATE(
DISTINCTCOUNT('Table'[Report Types]),
ALLEXCEPT('Table', 'Table'[CoAuthor1]),
FILTER( 'Table', [CoAuthor1] <> BLANK() )
)``````
``````Measure 3 =
CALCULATE(
DISTINCTCOUNT('Table'[Report Types]),
ALLEXCEPT('Table', 'Table'[CoAuthor2]),
FILTER( 'Table', [CoAuthor2] <> BLANK() )
)``````

Put the measurement in the table:

Create a new table and add the Sum_Author:

``````Table 2 =
VAR t1 =
SUMMARIZE(
'Table', [Author],
"R", [Measure1]
)
VAR t2 =
SUMMARIZE(
'Table', [CoAuthor1],
"R", [Measure 2]
)
VAR t3 =
SUMMARIZE(
'Table', [CoAuthor2],
"R", [Measure 3]
)
RETURN
UNION(
t1, t2, t3
)``````

If the problem is not yet resolved, provide detailed information about the error and let me know immediately, waiting for your response.

Best regards
Henry

If this post helps,then consider Accepting it as the solution to help other members find it faster.

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Community Support

Don't @S2,

According to your requirements, I tried one of the simplest methods, which can be used as a reference: create three measures to count the number of Author, CoAuthor1, and CoAuthor2 columns. Create another table and accumulate the obtained number.

``````Measure1 =
CALCULATE(
DISTINCTCOUNT('Table'[Report Types]),
ALLEXCEPT('Table', 'Table'[Author])
)``````
``````Measure 2 =
CALCULATE(
DISTINCTCOUNT('Table'[Report Types]),
ALLEXCEPT('Table', 'Table'[CoAuthor1]),
FILTER( 'Table', [CoAuthor1] <> BLANK() )
)``````
``````Measure 3 =
CALCULATE(
DISTINCTCOUNT('Table'[Report Types]),
ALLEXCEPT('Table', 'Table'[CoAuthor2]),
FILTER( 'Table', [CoAuthor2] <> BLANK() )
)``````

Put the measurement in the table:

Create a new table and add the Sum_Author:

``````Table 2 =
VAR t1 =
SUMMARIZE(
'Table', [Author],
"R", [Measure1]
)
VAR t2 =
SUMMARIZE(
'Table', [CoAuthor1],
"R", [Measure 2]
)
VAR t3 =
SUMMARIZE(
'Table', [CoAuthor2],
"R", [Measure 3]
)
RETURN
UNION(
t1, t2, t3
)``````

If the problem is not yet resolved, provide detailed information about the error and let me know immediately, waiting for your response.

Best regards
Henry

If this post helps,then consider Accepting it as the solution to help other members find it faster.

New Member

Great!  Thank you.

Community Support

Hi @S2 ,

If my reply also provides help or another idea, you may consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Best Regards,
Henry

Super User

@S2 , I think you can unpivot the table and use that

New Member

So I did try that but when I filtered using a slicer the authors were referencing coauthors.  For example, when selecting Bob, Mary's reports will be calculated.  Any idea what I'm doing wrong?  Also, would you recommend merging or appending the columns?

Thank you.

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