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Matrix & Concatenations with universal connections

Hi all,

Special one this time. I have the following model:

The goal is to be able to select any 2 dimensions (accounts, contacts, contracts & users), and show a concatenation of the roles for that connection in a matrix. As you can see from the model, the connections can be linked to any type of record but they always have a role.

Example Connection: “Frank Anderson” (Contact) | “Microsoft” (Account) | “Employee” (Role).

Any ideas?

Regards,

Christopher

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@Wlknsn,

Looks like an interesting problem. One of the things that would be helpful is better understanding where you’re running into problems with your solution. Is it a) calculation of the roles, given the dimension selections or b) displaying the selected concatenations in the matrix?

If the latter, I think the CONCATENATEX/UNICHAR( 10 ) combo may solve your problem. This is one of my favorite tricks, since while it technically returns a scalar, the result looks like it’s returning a table. Here are some prior solutions I’ve posted using this approach:

If the former, I be glad to work on this, but it’s more than I can do in my head as a thought experiment, and will need an anonymized PBIX file and a clear mockup of the end result you are trying to achieve.

I hope this is helpful.

– Brian

Hi Brian,

A sample dataset coming your way later today!

Many thanks in advance!

Regards,

Christopher

@Wlknsn,

Thanks – look forward to seeing it. So I take it the matrix display of the concatenated results was not the issue… :grinning:

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