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Need help with removing duplicates

Hello everyone,

I've got this table with duplicates, but when I add the "remove duplicates" step in Power Query, it removes the wrong rows.

Here's an example of the table:


Pay attention to xyz10005 and xyz10016.
I need Power BI to select the lowest status. 
But the remove duplicate selects the rows that have a higher status.

After removal:


as you can see above, the wrong rows have been selected to keep.

Can anybody help me out on this one?

With kind regards,


Resolver II
Resolver II

Hi @Anonymous,


If you want you will always have the lowest value, you should group maia.Persoon.cd_relatie by minimum Count value. You can do it with this formula:

= Table.Group(#"Changed Type", {"maia.Persoon.cd_relatie"}, {{"Count", each List.Max([Status]), type nullable number}})

And you would have always the minimum value.


I hope this solve your question!

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The problem is that the table has other columns as well:


And 30 other columns as well...

Ok, so you have two options:


First one, you sort the status column in ascending order, so if you remove duplicate in maia.Persoon.cd_rate you would keep the minimum values of status,


Second option, you can create a key column, then duplicate the table to keep the key column and the two columns we had (maia.Persoon.cd_relatie and status), and then group by minimum value and combine this table with the other table by the key column.


If you have problems tell me @LaZZaNoVa-61 

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The first option is what I've done, but it is not working.
The second option is something I have not tried out yet.

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