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Sort instead of filter on column in Matrix



Ive got a matrix table as below in my report with customers on rows and accountingperiod at columns. The value shown by customer/accountingperiod is sales. 


I get a total for column all the way to the right which I'm able to sort on. However I wish that I could sort directly in the table for example highest sales in 201707. But PowerBi normal behavior is instead to filter on "201707" instead of sort the table by that column. 


Does anyone know if I can change that behavior, or if there's any other workaround to my problem? I know that I can select the column and then do a new sorting by total sales, but thats not very intuitive to my end users




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