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Anonymous
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Pivot/Unpivot Power Query

Hello I have my source in a similar format as the picture below;

PBI.PNG

The format that I want to switch this to is have the months in one column and have 2 seperate columns for 2018 and 2019 sales.

 

Thanks in advance

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Riantilo
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Hi,

In my opinion its always better to transform the input table to row level and use visuals to get de desired result. I made a sample .pbix with both the transformation to row level and the desired table. U can download the file here:  https://we.tl/t-PfxLo5Av6T. 


To get to the row level I first Transposed the table. Then I removed 'Sales' from the year column (not necessary). Ater that I Promoted the first row to headers and renamed them. After that I selected the product columns and unpivoted them to get to row level ('Convert to Rows' table in file).  Within the report I made a Matix that shows the desired result.

 

To get the result using Power Query after the row level there is one more stap ('Option 2' table in file). That is to select the Year column and then choose Pivot and select 'sales' as Value Column. By default the Aggregate function is SUM.

Hope this is useful.

Gr,

Jesse

v-xicai
Community Support
Community Support

Hi,

 

You can unpivot the column 2018 1 sales - 2019 12 sales to row data like picture below. Renamed the new column .Or could you please share your sample data or desired output screenshots for further analysis? You can also upload sample pbix to OneDrive and post the link here. Do mask sensitive data before uploading.

 

For example:

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Best Regards,

Amy

 

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Anonymous
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Thank you for the help,

Yeah I realized I wasn't very clear with my question.  Basically I have different monthly data in columns like 2018 Jan sales, 2018 Feb sales, ... 2019 Jan sales, 2019 Feb sales, ... and I wanna have the months in one column and have 2 columns for 2018 sales and 2019 sales like this;

pbiq.jpg

I tried to unpivot the first 12 column and then the other 12 column but it doesnt work.

 

Thanks again

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