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Registered: ‎03-29-2018

# A single value cannot be determined for a measure

Hello,

I'm trying to create a measure, but am getting the "single value cannot be determined" error.  I successfully created this a calculated column, but hope to use a measure instead.

I'm trying to break out amounts by transaction type.  In this example, I want a measure that returns only "forecast" transaction amounts...

Forecast =

IF ('SALES_TABLE'[TRANSACTION_TYPE] = "FORECAST",

'SALES_TABLE'[AMOUNT],

0)

Breaking out amounts by transaction type would allow me to populate a Power BI table as follows...

Super User
Posts: 447
Registered: ‎07-12-2017

## Re: A single value cannot be determined for a measure

Why wouldn't you just put the transaction type as a column in a matrix?

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Registered: ‎03-29-2018

## Re: A single value cannot be determined for a measure

My example is a simplistic version of what I'm actually needing it for.  Just wanted to lay out the goal of a measure in a very basic fashion.  The reasons I would like to be able to have "transaction type" measures include...

(1) To use the Actual and Forecast numbers to then calculate Variance and Variance % in a table/matrix format...

(2) To have the ability to create synthetic transaction types without grouping (eg, using Open Orders twice in the same chart)...

Community Support Team
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Registered: ‎07-30-2018

## Re: A single value cannot be determined for a measure

hi, @Trudgeon

If you just want to transform your column to measure you could try this formula

`Measure = CALCULATE(SUM(SALES_TABLE[Amount]),FILTER(SALES_TABLE,SALES_TABLE[TRANSACTION_TYPE]="FORECAST"))+0`

Best Regards,

Lin

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Registered: ‎01-14-2017

## Re: A single value cannot be determined for a measure

Hi,

Drag Customer to the Row labels and Transaction type to the column labels.  Write this measure

=CALCULATE(SUM(Data[Amount]),FILTER(Data,Data[Transaction Type]="Forecast"))

Hope this helps.