Formatting a Count in Power BI

In my opinion, Power BI has an odd quirk in which you are unable to format a Count or Count Distinct.  Often when I’m working with large datasets, I have counts greater than 1000 and I would like to use the “,” separator.  Oddly this isn’t allowed as you can see the grayed out option here.

Through some trial and error I have found that there is a simple solution as shown below.  Create a a new measure using a DAX statement.  The measure shown below uses the formula Measure = COUNTX(data,data[day]) which can be formatted.  Problem solved!

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