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Anonymous
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When any row in a column equals True, return True

Hi there,

I have a database with a unique user ID, a customer ID and a column showing the user is active. 

 

User IDCustomer IDUser is Active
11FALSE
21FALSE
32FALSE
42TRUE
53TRUE
63TRUE
74FALSE
84FALSE
95TRUE
105FALSE

 

 

I now want to have a column that's showing me on a customer level whether they have any active users. In Excel I would do this with a countIF function but I can't seem to find out how to do this in PowerBI. Here's an example if what I would be looking for:

 

 

User IDCustomer IDUser is ActiveCustomer is active
11FALSEFALSE
21FALSEFALSE
32FALSETRUE
42TRUETRUE
53TRUETRUE
63TRUETRUE
74FALSEFALSE
84FALSEFALSE
95TRUETRUE
105FALSETRUE

 

 

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Could you please add a new column in "Data" pane as below:

 

CustomerActive =
VAR _TrueVal = SELECTCOLUMNS(FILTER(ALL(UserCustomer),UserCustomer[UserActive]="True" && UserCustomer[CustomerID] = EARLIER([CustomerID])),"UserActive",UserCustomer[UserActive])
RETURN IF(ISBLANK(_TrueVal),"FALSE",_TrueVal)

 

Here is the expected output as per the sample data provided...

 

OutputOutput





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SivaMani
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@Anonymous,

 

Can you share more details about what you are looking for?

 

Sorry I didn't get you.

 

How will you decide whether a user or a customer is active?

Anonymous
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Hi Siva,

Thanks for helping out. Sorry for not being clear on this.

 

A Customer can be seen as a separate company. Every customer/company has multiple users. Those users can be active or inactive. 

I have a dataset that tells me for every user whether they are active or not, and what customer they are working for.

What I now want to know for each customer is whether these customers have at least 1 active user or not. 

 

Cheers

Bas

Could you please add a new column in "Data" pane as below:

 

CustomerActive =
VAR _TrueVal = SELECTCOLUMNS(FILTER(ALL(UserCustomer),UserCustomer[UserActive]="True" && UserCustomer[CustomerID] = EARLIER([CustomerID])),"UserActive",UserCustomer[UserActive])
RETURN IF(ISBLANK(_TrueVal),"FALSE",_TrueVal)

 

Here is the expected output as per the sample data provided...

 

OutputOutput





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Anonymous
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Thanks! I've tried it out but I'm getting an error on the EARLIER function.

In my example I gave the CustomerID and the UserID a number, but in fact they are text based. What should I replace the EARLIER function with?

Please post tthe screenshot of the error you are facing...





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Anonymous
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I had to change "true" to true() because its a boolean columnI had to change "true" to true() because its a boolean columnBut when doing that I get this 'expressions that yield variant data-type cannot be used to define calculated columnsBut when doing that I get this 'expressions that yield variant data-type cannot be used to define calculated columns

Hi @Anonymous

 

You may try to change the data type to 'Text' for column 'UserActive'.

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Regards,

Cherie

Community Support Team _ Cherie Chen
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Anonymous
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That did the trick! Thanks so much for helping out!

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