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Trudgeon Regular Visitor
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A single value cannot be determined for a measure



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 =





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



jthomson New Contributor
New Contributor

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?

Trudgeon Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

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
Community Support Team

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


Best Regards,


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Super User
Super User

Re: A single value cannot be determined for a measure



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.

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