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Previous row with IF formula in Power BI

Hi there, I am trying to convert below given excel formula into power bi formula:



: =IF((I4<>I5)*(E4="No"),"Current",IF((I4<>I5)*(E4="Yes"),"FDR","Not relevant"))


I have created the index row starting with 0, 1.. to find the previous value - however, the return value isn't correct in power bi. below is my formula: 



: Column FDR = IF([Position ID] <> [Last Position ID]*([4. Today]="No"), "Current", IF([Position ID] <> [Last Position ID]*([4. Today]="YES"),"FDR", "Not Relevant"))


The return values are only "Current" and "FDR". Although, FDR only should come in YES but it shows for No and Current shows for Yes & No. I am not sure what i am missing in this formula...


Really appreciate your input in this problem..


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Hi @prithivi97 ,

According to your description, heres my solution.


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Community Support Team _ kalyj

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Hi, thank you for responding..


Position ID is the data set and first three columns are excel formula columns. 


1. Concat - just random date generated in system and i changed the format to (dd/mm/yyyy). 

2. > Today? - =IF(D3*1>TODAY(),"Yes","No")

3. FDR =IF((G3<>G4)*(E3="No"),"Current",IF((G3<>G4)*(E3="Yes"),"FDR","Not relevant"))

             So technically, if position ID G3<>G4 and >Today is No = the return value should be Current.

             If the psoition id G3<>G4 and > Today is Yes = the return value should be FDR (if true) Not                       relevant (if false)


 Column DEFG
 Concat> Today? FDR?Position ID
33/4/2019NoNot relevant50000457
430/4/2019NoNot relevant50000457
520/6/2019NoNot relevant50000457
61/9/2019NoNot relevant50000457
724/10/2019NoNot relevant50000457
87/11/2019NoNot relevant50000457
926/3/2021NoNot relevant50000457
101/4/2021NoNot relevant50000457
1113/9/2021NoNot relevant50000457


In power bi - i have created index column and index_1 to get the last position ID (below cell position id). but the return value in power bi is not as expected. Below was the if function measure i used in power bi.


Column FDR = IF([Position ID] <> [Last Position ID]*([4. Today]="No"), "Current", IF([Position ID] <> [Last Position ID]*([4. Today]="YES"),"FDR", "Not Relevant"))

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