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Myurathan
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Different between calculated column and measure (Using SUM function)

Hi!

I couldn't get my head around with evaluation context of DAX. What is the difference between following calculated column and measure, in terms of pivottable?

 

 

[Sum of unit price CC]=sum('Sales'[Unit Price])

[Sum of unit price M]:=SUM('Sales'[Unit Price])

When I use these two in the pivot table with filters, they give different answers. Can anyone explain how do they get computed in PivotTable filtered environment?

 

Thanks a lot for your help 🙂

 

 

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v-shex-msft
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Hi @Myurathan,

 

I would like to suggest you take a look at below blog which told about difference between calculated column and measure:

Calculated Columns and Measures in DAX

 

Notice:

1. Calculation column/table not support dynamic changed based on filter or slicer. (So sum(table[column]) will return fixed value)
2. Measure can be affected by filter/slicer, so you can use it to get dynamic summary result.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

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v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Myurathan,

 

I would like to suggest you take a look at below blog which told about difference between calculated column and measure:

Calculated Columns and Measures in DAX

 

Notice:

1. Calculation column/table not support dynamic changed based on filter or slicer. (So sum(table[column]) will return fixed value)
2. Measure can be affected by filter/slicer, so you can use it to get dynamic summary result.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

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