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Measure not recognizing columns

I am very inexperienced with DAX and I get confused when I try to create a measure and I cant reference a coulmn from a table that I want.

 

For example if i want to use an "If" Statement with a date it wont let me reference the date column or the date table.

 

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Greg_Deckler
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If you reference a column in a measure, you must wrap the column in an aggregation function like MIN, MAX, SUM, AVERAGE, etc.


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MDKCLIRResearch
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Why bother having a DAX function named TRIM() if it cannot find any text column that you supply?  What is the point?

Greg_Deckler
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If you reference a column in a measure, you must wrap the column in an aggregation function like MIN, MAX, SUM, AVERAGE, etc.


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@Greg_Deckler I have the same issue but I'm not sure I understand your solution.

I'm trying to use Switch(True() to have conditions on a date column before some calculations, but it's not working as you can see below:

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What does it mean to wrap them?  I am having this issue as well.

you have to do it like that: 

Measure = sume(table[column])

Anonymous
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Any idea if there's a similar solution for string/text values?

 

I'm having a lot of trouble with creating logical expressions based on text in measure fields.

Anonymous
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Thanks for the reply, that makes a lot of sense now

Where is the solution to this? Having the same problem.

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