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Paginated Reports - Matrix - Switch values to rows

Hey all,


I'm trying to make a simple table in Power Bi Report Builder for a Paginated report.


I usually build this in Desktop as a matrix, with Year and Month in the columns, 3 values which I switch to rows (see below)


Can this be achieved in Paginated reports, or do the dates have to be vertical?


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Hi @daveedd ,
The matrix in a paged report is similar to a pivot table. It allows you to display summaries of aggregated data grouped by rows and columns. You can use the Date field as a hierarchical structure in the matrix rows. Place your values in the Values area. To display data by month, you can drill down to the month level. The matrix will automatically organize the data horizontally and vertically based on your groupings.

I recommend you to read this article to know more about it:

Tables, matrixes, and lists in Power BI Report Builder - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

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Ada Wang

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Hi @v-yifanw-msft ,


So I think you're saying no it's not possible?


For the table I'm trying to create I only have Column and Values.  No Rows.  And I'm looking for the Switch values to rows feature that exists in Desktop.

Hi @daveedd ,

The “Unpivot Columns” feature in Power BI Desktop allows you to switch values from columns to rows. This feature can be found in the “Transform” tab of the Power Query Editor. To use this feature, first select the columns you want to unpivot, then click on the “Unpivot Columns” button in the “Any Column” section of the “Transform” tab. This will transform the selected columns into rows, with the column headers becoming values in a new “Attribute” column and the values in the selected columns becoming values in a new “Value” column.

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Ada Wang

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Hi @v-yifanw-msft  did you have anymore thoughts on this one?

Hi @v-yifanw-msft Unless I'm misunderstanding I don't think that's applicable as I'm not using Power BI Desktop, I'm using Power BI Report builder.  


The question is does the Matrix visual feature "Switch values to rows" exist in Power BI Report Builder?

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