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Calculating average column

I want to calculate a average column based on variable criteria.

Attached is an Excel sheet which shows an example but I need to do the same in Power BI.

Example case table.xlsx (9.4 KB)

Hi @PaulBoyes

To help the forum members, could you please provide:

  • Your work-in-progress PBIX file, showing the visual of interest,
  • A detailed mock-up (marked-up screenshot of the Power BI visual of interest or Excel file) of your desired outcome.



I have not yet tried to put this into Power BI so I do not have a pbix file yet.

In the Excel example I included there are two tables, the one on the left showing the source and the one on the right with the desired result.

What I am looking for is an example measure that could be used to create that desired result.

Best regards


Hi @PaulBoyes. Once you have tried, if there are still issues, please upload your work-in-progress PBIX and a marked-up screenshot of your visual noting where it falls down.

Hi @PaulBoyes,

Give this a go. You can paste the M script into a New Blank Query.

    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjIwMDBS0lHySy0HkmYGBkqxOhBRY7ioiSlC1AQuaoqk1hQuak5VUTO4qDGaaFBqWWZxagrIdUgy5qg+iQUA", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [#"Case No" = _t, Status = _t, Quote = _t]),
    ChType = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Case No", Int64.Type}, {"Quote", Int64.Type}}),
    GroupRows = Table.Group(ChType, {"Case No"}, {{"GroupAll", each _, type table [Case No=nullable number, Status=nullable text, Quote=nullable number]}}),
    UpdateTables = Table.AddColumn( GroupRows, "NewTable", each
            myTable = [GroupAll],
            UpdateList = if List.ContainsAll( {"New"}, myTable[Status] )=true then List.FirstN(myTable[Quote], 1) & List.Transform( List.Skip(myTable[Quote], 1), each _ - _ ) else List.FirstN(myTable[Quote], 1) & List.Transform( List.Skip(myTable[Quote], 1), each _ - myTable[Quote]{List.PositionOf(myTable[Status], "Revised", 0)-1}? ),
            NewTable = Table.FromColumns( List.RemoveLastN( Table.ToColumns(myTable), 1 ) & {UpdateList} ),
            NameCols = Table.RenameColumns( NewTable, List.Zip( { Table.ColumnNames(NewTable), Table.ColumnNames(myTable)}))
    )[[Case No], [NewTable]],
    ExpandNewData = Table.ExpandTableColumn(UpdateTables, "NewTable", {"Status", "Quote"}, {"Status", "Quote"})

I hope this is helpful


Thank you for this, very impressive.

However, I would like to try to solve the problem using DAX if possible.

I have attached a pbix file that has a single table where I want the calculate the value of the revised quote column using the example in the Excel file I attached previously…

Thanks in anticipation.

PaulAverage Quote Calculation.pbix (17.3 KB)

Hi @PaulBoyes,

Think there are many ways to achieve this.

I added a group index in power query.

Added your calculated column (adjust to your needs)

New Quote Value = 
VAR myCase = 'DAX Solution'[Case No]
VAR myStatus = 'DAX Solution'[Status]
VAR myIndex = 'DAX Solution'[Index]
VAR myValue = 'DAX Solution'[Quote]
VAR firstVal = 
    CALCULATE( MAX( 'DAX Solution'[Quote] ),
        FILTER( ALL( 'DAX Solution' ),
            'DAX Solution'[Case No] = myCase &&
            'DAX Solution'[Index] = 1
VAR GroupStatus =
        CALCULATETABLE( VALUES( 'DAX Solution'[Status] ),
            FILTER( ALL( 'DAX Solution' ),
                'DAX Solution'[Case No] = myCase

    GroupStatus =1 && myIndex =1, myValue,
    GroupStatus =1 && myIndex <>1, 0,
    GroupStatus =2 && myIndex =1, myValue, 
    GroupStatus =2 && myIndex <>1, myValue - firstVal

Same result as earlier PQ solution

Here’s your sample file. Average Quote Calculation.pbix (22.1 KB)
I hope this is helpful

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