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edwardjruizd
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Circular Dependency Error

Good day Community.

 

I am new to using Power BI and DAX and I still have a lot to learn, I ask for your valuable help in the following.

 

I have a couple of calculated fields (Measures) and I need to divide one with the other, it would be something like this: Testable / Total.

 

The composition of both is as follows:


Testable = CALCULATE(SUM('Tracker'[Count_of_Testable]))
Total = ([Testable]+[NonTestable]+[Testability]), these 3 are made up of the following:


* Testable = CALCULATE(SUM('Tracker'[Count_of_Testable])) - this field is the same as the one I just indicated above
* NonTestable = CALCULATE(SUM('Tracker'[Count_of_NonTestable]))
* Testability = CALCULATE(SUM('Tracker'[Count_of_Testability]))

 

The problem I have is that when I want to do the division, either using IF or DIVIDE, I get the Circular Dependency error.

 

Could you please tell me how I can solve this? ...any step by step or something? ...because at this point I have tried everything and I still get the same error.

 

I will know how to thank you very much

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v-henryk-mstf
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @edwardjruizd ,

 

Try formula like below:

a =
CALCULATE (
    SUM ( FactInternetSales[SalesAmount] ),
    ALL ( FactInternetSales ),
    DimProduct[Color] = "Silver"
)
b =
CALCULATE (
    SUM ( FactInternetSales[SalesAmount] ),
    ALL ( FactInternetSales ),
    DimProduct[Color] = "Red"
)

c =
CALCULATE (
    SUM ( FactInternetSales[SalesAmount] ),
    ALL ( FactInternetSales ),
    DimProduct[Color] = "Blue"
)
Result = DIVIDE([a],[a]+[c]+[b])

vhenrykmstf_0-1669172238277.png

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information and test data. Looking forward to your reply.


Best Regards,
Henry


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

 

 

 

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v-henryk-mstf
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @edwardjruizd ,

 

Try formula like below:

a =
CALCULATE (
    SUM ( FactInternetSales[SalesAmount] ),
    ALL ( FactInternetSales ),
    DimProduct[Color] = "Silver"
)
b =
CALCULATE (
    SUM ( FactInternetSales[SalesAmount] ),
    ALL ( FactInternetSales ),
    DimProduct[Color] = "Red"
)

c =
CALCULATE (
    SUM ( FactInternetSales[SalesAmount] ),
    ALL ( FactInternetSales ),
    DimProduct[Color] = "Blue"
)
Result = DIVIDE([a],[a]+[c]+[b])

vhenrykmstf_0-1669172238277.png

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information and test data. Looking forward to your reply.


Best Regards,
Henry


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

 

 

 

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