Sort Button Does Not Appear on Hover for Table Calculations

Published: 25 May 2018
Last Modified Date: 14 Oct 2019


When hovering over the header of either a table calculation measure or a dimension populated by measure values from a table calculation, the sort button does not appear. 


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  1. Click the header
  2. Use the Sort buttons in the tooltip


This behavior is by design, as sorting by table calculations may produce unexpected results.

Additional Information

Table calculations create a "manual" sort, or in other words the dimension members are manually sorted into order based on the values of the table calculation at that time. If new data is imported in the future, the view appears unsorted because the sort is based on the order of dimension members when the sort was set and not the values of the table calculation.

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