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Calling a constant

Hi Pros,

 

I'm really new to Power BI (how manny times have you heard that :)) and am really loving the tool.

I have encountered an issue that I am unable to find a solution for - probably because I am asking it incorrectly (don't know all the tecjnical jargon). 🙂

I have built a 'project' with various visualization graphs to display my monthly stats. I am calling my data from CSV files and have just noticed that one of my values (Target) is actually a constant value and repeated in most of my source CSV files.

If I put that value in another global/parameter file, how can I call the value from the respective queries that I have built so far?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Calling a constant

In Power Query, you can add this to a Parameter

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deep-dive-into-query-parameters-and-power-bi-templates/

 

If you write a query that returns a single value, you can right click > Convert to parameter

 

You can call the parameter in files by simply typing the name. Note it the name of the parameter has spaces, you'll need the syntax:

#"Parameter with Space"

If you start typing though, intellesense should pick it up. I recommend reading the docs to familiarize with Parameters.

 

They can be used in Functions, or custom columns etc. 
https://radacad.com/custom-functions-made-easy-in-power-bi-desktop

 

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Re: Calling a constant

In Power Query, you can add this to a Parameter

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deep-dive-into-query-parameters-and-power-bi-templates/

 

If you write a query that returns a single value, you can right click > Convert to parameter

 

You can call the parameter in files by simply typing the name. Note it the name of the parameter has spaces, you'll need the syntax:

#"Parameter with Space"

If you start typing though, intellesense should pick it up. I recommend reading the docs to familiarize with Parameters.

 

They can be used in Functions, or custom columns etc. 
https://radacad.com/custom-functions-made-easy-in-power-bi-desktop

 

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Re: Calling a constant

Thanks so much Steve.

By adding a new column and 'linking' it to my parameter as explained in https://radacad.com/custom-functions-made-easy-in-power-bi-desktop I was able to resolve my issue.

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