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Helper III
Helper III

set background color for one of the hierarchy in a matrix


I have a matrix and i want to show the background color of one of the hierarchy level in grey color.How I can achieve this?

I want to show grey background only for below 3rd level of hierarchy.How can I achieve this.







Super User
Super User

Hi nj17


I do not work for Microsoft, I just volunteer to help answer questions.

Sorry - the standard matrix visual does not allow row conditional formating.

You could consider searching for a customer visual that does.


Please click the Accept as Solution button and thumbs up button.

I have answered your question correctly, albeit it might not be the answer you wanted.





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Thanks nj17  for the thumbs up. Please can you click the "accept the solution" button

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Click here to download the solution 


How it works ....

The DAX measure is set to Grey if the visual cell is at level 3.
If there is level 4 or 5 then you need to set that to blank, because they are filtered within the 3 hierachy   


Level RAG =
ISFILTERED(Sales[Level4]), BLANK(),
ISFILTERED(Sales[Level3]), "Grey")
then in conditonal fomating set the
format style = Field valeu
Based on field = Level RAG
apply to= Valeus and totals


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Hi @speedramps 

Thank you for the help but one question I have is that Do I need to set conditional formating for all columns I have in matrix as you set only for Amount?

other thing is I wanted the whole row in grey color like below .is it possible?



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