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Welcome to my new series called Power Platform Quick Tips! I’m excited to share tips to help you become better and more efficient in the Microsoft Power Platform – Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow), and Power Virtual Agents - all in under 5 minutes.
In this first episode I’ll show you how to ensure your columns in your Power BI sort properly in any visual you choose. Let’s take a look:
It’s that simple. You have two columns; one is the value you want to display and the second is the value you want to sort by. Use the Sort by Column under Column Tools to choose what column you want to sort the other one by.
If you want a custom sort order, you need another field to manage that sort order. That field can be one you create on your own or it could be one you pull in from your data source. One common scenario for this is if you’re looking at general ledger data and you want see accounts sorted in a certain order. You would want that sort order stored in a property or field in your data model.
That’s my Power Platform tip for this time in Power BI. This series will give you tips across the entire Power Platform. Keep an eye out for my next episode and reach out if there’s something within Power Platform that you’d like me to share a tip on.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Devin Knight is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and President of Pragmatic Works. He focuses on driving adoption of technology through learning. He is an author of nine Power Platform, Business Intelligence, and SQL Server books. He has been selected as a speaker for conferences like Power Platform Summit, PASS Summit, SQLSaturdays, and Code Camps for many years. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL Devin is a contributing member to several local user groups.
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