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awsiya
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Reordering Columns in Field pane (powerbi Desktop)

Hi,

I require a bit of assistance, hoping it won't require too much of your time.

I have a straightforward table loaded into Power BI Desktop (sourced from a simple Excel file). Once I've imported the data into Power BI, I proceed to reorder the table using the Query Editor. I notice the table rearranges accordingly within the Query Editor. However, I also wish to reorder the same columns in the Field Pane on the right-hand side (within the data view). When attempting to drag columns up or down in the Field Pane, it doesn't allow for this adjustment. How can I resolve this issue so that the Field Pane columns reflect the same order I've arranged them in?

Columns before reordering are
Address | Name | Zip | DOB | Language | Marital | Gender

 

and Columns after reordering should be
Name | DOB | Gender | Marital | Address | Zip | Language

Source (Excel) table example below

AddressNameZipDOBLanguageMaritalGender
MarylandJack256521945EnglishMarriedMALE
New YorkJosh245251972ChineseSingleFEMALE
HawaiiManan352451985JapanesSingleFEMALE
TaxasAbraham365251997SpanishMarriedMALE
WashingtonHussain252252002ArabicMarriedFEMALE






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Hi @awsiya ,

 

The order in the field pane is alphabetical while the order in the data/table view is as in my previous reply.










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danextian
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Hi @awsiya ,

While you can re-order the column in the query editor, it doesn't neccessarily affect the orders in the table/data view. The order follows the original order when the data was initially loaded. Columns created after that, either in M or DAX, are added to the rightmost part of the table. If you want to follow the order in the query editor, you will need to  unload the table and then reload it back.  Similar ideas have already been raised which you can vote for.

https://ideas.fabric.microsoft.com/ideas/search-ideas/?q=column%20order 










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Hi @awsiya ,

Please use the Table.ReorderColumns() Fuction:

 

= Table.ReorderColumns(PreviousStepsName,{"Name", "DOB", "Gender", "Marital", "Address", "Zip", "Language"})

Table.ReorderColumns - PowerQuery M | Microsoft Learn

 

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Thanksm but this doens not change the order in Field pane in powerBi (which is on the righ hand side).

Hi @awsiya ,

 

The order in the field pane is alphabetical while the order in the data/table view is as in my previous reply.










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