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CamronBute Frequent Visitor
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CALCULATE() not filtering correctly?

Consider the following query result (in the Edit Queries screen):

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Now here are two measures I have made on that query:

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This is the result:

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I expected to see:

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Am I missing something, or is this a bug?

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tringuyenminh92 New Contributor
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Re: CALCULATE() not filtering correctly?

Hi @CamronBute,

 

To use these method or multiple conditions in filtering, please wrap them in Filter method

 

CALCULATE([Total Views],FILTER(Views,NOT(ISBLANK(Views[Who]))))

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OwenAuger Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: CALCULATE() not filtering correctly?

Hi @CamronBute

 

Two reasons I believe are contributing to your unexpected results:

  1. The empty values in the Who column are empty strings rather than null values (empty strings and nulls look the same in Data view, but are distinguishable in the Query Editor).
  2. CALCULATE filter arguments overwrite the filter context (by default) rather than intersecting with it.

Assuming the blank names are empty strings, this code should work:

 

 

Total authenticated views =
CALCULATE (
    [Total Views],
    Views[Who] <> "",
    VALUES ( Views[Who] )
)

 

 



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tringuyenminh92 New Contributor
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Re: CALCULATE() not filtering correctly?

Hi @CamronBute,

 

To use these method or multiple conditions in filtering, please wrap them in Filter method

 

CALCULATE([Total Views],FILTER(Views,NOT(ISBLANK(Views[Who]))))

Capture.PNG

 

OwenAuger Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: CALCULATE() not filtering correctly?

Hi @CamronBute

 

Two reasons I believe are contributing to your unexpected results:

  1. The empty values in the Who column are empty strings rather than null values (empty strings and nulls look the same in Data view, but are distinguishable in the Query Editor).
  2. CALCULATE filter arguments overwrite the filter context (by default) rather than intersecting with it.

Assuming the blank names are empty strings, this code should work:

 

 

Total authenticated views =
CALCULATE (
    [Total Views],
    Views[Who] <> "",
    VALUES ( Views[Who] )
)

 

 



Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Datanaut!




CamronBute Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: CALCULATE() not filtering correctly?

Yes, I see now. Thank you for explaining the behaviour I was missing, too.

CamronBute Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: CALCULATE() not filtering correctly?

Yes, this works. Thank you!

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