Count of multiple columns into single column 

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  • Post published:June 15, 2022

This is a small blog explaining the DAX expression to count multiple column values into a single column. 

Here we have a sample table Table1, which has columns named ID, Dim1, Dim2, Dim3 and Dim4.  


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The columns Dim1 to Dim4 has the values “Yes” or “No”. 

Here, I need to count total “Yes” from these four columns and add it in a new column. For eg, first row has 3 Yes, second has 4 Yes etc. 

I created a calculated column to count total Yes in each row from these 4 different columns and it is resulted as:-

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Here I’m giving you one simple DAX expression which creates a calculated column.  

Count Yes = 

IF ( Table1[Dim1] = “Yes”, 1, 0 ) 

    + IF ( Table1[Dim2] = “Yes”, 1, 0 ) 

    + IF ( Table1[Dim3] = “Yes”, 1, 0 ) 

    + IF ( Table1[Dim4] = “Yes”, 1, 0 ) 

Another solution is that creating a measure which results the same. 

Count = 


    UNION ( 

        SELECTCOLUMNS ( ‘Table1’, “ContainsYes”, ‘Table1′[Dim1] ), 

        SELECTCOLUMNS ( ‘Table1’, “ContainsYes”, ‘Table1′[Dim2] ), 

        SELECTCOLUMNS ( ‘Table1’, “Containsyes”, ‘Table1′[Dim3] ), 

        SELECTCOLUMNS ( ‘Table1’, “ContainsYes”, ‘Table1′[Dim4] ) 


    IF ( [ContainsYes] = “Yes”, 1, 0 ) 

The measure “Count” and result is  given below. 


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