Power BI | Basic reports exercise | Create a matrix including conditional formatting

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Software ==> Power BI  (111 exercises)
Version ==> Latest update
Topic ==> Basic reports  (10 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> Power BI training
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Open the Power BI report in the folder above, and create the following report:

Full report

The picture you'll need is in the same folder. You'll also need to add an (arrow) shape and a matrix, and set conditional formatting for your matrix.  As for how to sort the certificates ... see below!

To get the certificates to appear in the correct order, you'll need to sort them by the CertificateId column and not the Certificate one.  To do this, select the Certificate column and choose this menu option:

Sorting by certificate id

Choose to sort the Certificate column by the CertificateId one, using this dropdown on the Column tools menu.

When you've finished, save your report as Films in Technicolor, and close it down.

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20 Oct 21 at 19:31

Yep, same thing here, sorting Certificates by ID doesn't help, tried to create a new matrix and even sorted the "Films" table by Certificate ID, nothing works.

29 Oct 21 at 15:25

I have just checked this, and it works perfectly!  I had to widen my matrix to see the columns, which perhaps is what was going wrong?

03 Mar 21 at 17:31

This column sorting does not work for certificates even when my answer is matching.  Please advise, as it still shows in the old manner. I have sorted by certificate id which it reflects under data field but under report field it comes in the same manner unsorted.

26 Jul 21 at 07:05

You just need to delete the visual and create it again. Then it will work. I had the same problem with my visual too. I solved it like this.

04 Mar 21 at 08:55

Not sure why this would be the case.  The principle works!  Make sure you do as the exercise suggests, and don't have any additional sorting in the report overriding the (new) default behaviour.