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## Calculate function across relationships

Hello, I have the following model where I can't get the calculate function to work properly.

I am trying to calculate the sum of the Amount column in the ApplyMBI Payments table. My measure is:

total amount = CALCULATE(SUM('ApplyMBI Payments'[Amount]))

Any direction is appreciated.

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Super User

Hello, you won't need a measure to sum a value in visualizations. When you add a "numeric" column to a visualization it has the possibility to sum, average, min, max, etc.

Let's asume you need to create the measure anyway. The calculate is not necessary you can just SUM('ApplyMBI Payments'[Amount]). Calculate is for hard calculation.

Regards,

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Happy to help!

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Community Support

Hi @johnchill,

In my opinion, it seems that you want to sum all of the 'ApplyMBI Payments'[Amount], right?

You can consider adding ALL() or ALLSELECTED() function inside of the CALCULATE(). See:

total amount = CALCULATE(SUM('ApplyMBI Payments'[Amount]), ALL('ApplyMBI Payments'))

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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Memorable Member

You will have to clarify what is not working.

While the CALCULATE isn't needed, it shouldn't really hurt you either.

total amount = SUM('ApplyMBI Payments'[Amount])

That is totally correct...

Super User

Hello, you won't need a measure to sum a value in visualizations. When you add a "numeric" column to a visualization it has the possibility to sum, average, min, max, etc.

Let's asume you need to create the measure anyway. The calculate is not necessary you can just SUM('ApplyMBI Payments'[Amount]). Calculate is for hard calculation.

Regards,

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Happy to help!

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