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## categorical data scenario dax query

Hi folks,

I hope you all are doing well and at your best health.

I have a doubt in a scenario based question. I have a categorical data - with 8 different categories. I want to flag these categories as 1,2,...8.
I was thinking about using if condition but I need to write if condition 8 times. Is there a better way of doing it? Thanks in advance!

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Community Champion

Hi @karma ,

If you don't wish to go with IF condition then you can try SWITCH() in dax. Below is the link for the same.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/switch-function-dax

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Community Champion

@karma -> try this:

Result = SWITCH([COLUMNNAME], "A", 1, "B", 2, "C",3, "D",4,"E",5,"F",6,"G",7,"H",8, 0)

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Thanks @truptis ! it worked!

Community Champion

Hi @karma ,

If you don't wish to go with IF condition then you can try SWITCH() in dax. Below is the link for the same.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/switch-function-dax

Please hit the thumbs up & mark it as a solution if this helps you. Thanks.

Thanks for your quick response @truptis . Is it possible for you to help me writing the measure?
i have a field -Category and within that field i have A, B, C, D, E, F,G & H and I want to number them as 1,2...8 and if no letter is there then mark it as 0.

Post Patron

MEASURE = SWITCH(TRUE(),
A=?, 1,
B=?, 2,

C=?, 3,

D=?, 4,

BLANK()

)

OR
MEASURE =
IF(A),1,
IF(B),2,

IF(C),3,

IF(D),4,
BLANK()
))))

Community Champion

@karma -> try this:

Result = SWITCH([COLUMNNAME], "A", 1, "B", 2, "C",3, "D",4,"E",5,"F",6,"G",7,"H",8, 0)

Please hit the thumbs up & mark it as a solution if it helps you. Thanks.

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