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alex2811
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Using Small Multiples as Drill Through category

Hi,

 

I have a Line chart that shows revenue over time. I am using the small multiples feature to split this up by customer group, so that I have an individual line chart showing revenue over time for each individual customer group.

 

I set up a drill through page that takes date (which is on the X-axis of said line chart) and customer group (which is the small multiple criteria) as drillthrough filters. However, when I drill through, the page is only filtered by date and not by customer group.

 

Is this not supported?

 

I have tried setting "allow drill through when ..." both to "summarized" as well as "used as category" but both options didn't work.

Does anyone have had this issue?

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hi @ebeery ,

thanks for looking into this. I now figured out that I have to right-click exactly on the line - only then PBI will filter the drillthrough page by CustomerGroup. When I click above it (somewhere on the chart grid) it will only filter by the date dimension, although customer group is still displayed in the tooltip.

 

Please refer to this annotated screenshot for clarification:

alex2811_1-1628492103091.png

Once you know this, it is okay, however it is not very consumer-friendly...

Is this a bug? I would be thankful if you could try this with your demo model and see if you experience the same.

Thanks again.

Alex

 

 

 

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ebeery
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Hi @alex2811 , I'm not able to replicate your issue.

Using some sample data, I've set up a small multiple with sales by date, and "Country" used as the small multiple dimension.  When "drilling through" the Country and Date are both passed as filters, as desired.

The first thing I would double-check is that you are using the same exact "Customer Group" field in the small multiple as in the drill-through page.

 

ebeery_1-1628440572044.png

 

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hi @ebeery ,

thanks for looking into this. I now figured out that I have to right-click exactly on the line - only then PBI will filter the drillthrough page by CustomerGroup. When I click above it (somewhere on the chart grid) it will only filter by the date dimension, although customer group is still displayed in the tooltip.

 

Please refer to this annotated screenshot for clarification:

alex2811_1-1628492103091.png

Once you know this, it is okay, however it is not very consumer-friendly...

Is this a bug? I would be thankful if you could try this with your demo model and see if you experience the same.

Thanks again.

Alex

 

 

 

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