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Teena_Pa4
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Select columns using column name

Hi,

 

New to Power BI here... I have a table with a column that I need to pivot. After pivoting, I need to sum up several pivoted columns containing a specific keyword in their column names. Could you please advise how to achieve this?

 

Thank you.

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luxpbi
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Could you please share some example data ?

 

Regards

Hi,

 

I have columns like Sales_A, Sales_B, Incentives, Bonus, Sales_C. How can I create a new column to sum up columns where column name contains "Sales"?

 

Thanks.

Hi @Teena_Pa4,

 

Can you sum them up like below?

 

Measure =
SUM ( 'table'[Sales_A] ) + SUM ( 'table'[Sales_B] ) + SUM ( 'table'[Sales_C] )

 

Best Regards,
Dale

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Hi,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

My problem is, there can be additional columns having the same prefix "Sales_". How can I dynamically add all columns that starts with "Sales_"?

 

Thanks.

Hi @Teena_Pa4,

 

I'm afraid we can't add columns dynamically. Only the new rows will be included in the calculation automatically. Maybe you can unpivot the data in the Query Editor. Please refer to the snapshot below.

Select-columns-using-column-name

 

Best Regards,
Dale

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