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## Display Slicer value dynamically on card

I have a Month slicer and i want to display the Month name of the selected number ( 8 = August) on a card.

I am using the following measure:
dynamic_text_last = "Sum of January until " & LASTNONBLANK(Month_Table[Column_Month_Names],Month_Table[Column_Month_Names])

What i get as a result is the following:

Somehow the sorting of the table is lost while using the LASTNONBLANK function. I figured that out while entering the number 12 for December and got September on the card instead. If you sort the months by their name, then September is the 12th month. That seems to be the case here - my original sorting by monthID is replaced magically with an alphabetical order. I have been trying for hours and i cannt find a workaround this problem.

I hope that someone could provide a solution to that matter!

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION
Microsoft

Hi @abap32,

Based on my test, the formula below should work in your scenario.

```dynamic_text_last =
"Sum of January until "
& FORMAT ( DATE ( 1900, MAX ( Month_Table[Column_Month_Number] ), 1 ), "mmmm" )
```

Regards

11 REPLIES 11
Microsoft

Hi @abap32,

Based on my test, the formula below should work in your scenario.

```dynamic_text_last =
"Sum of January until "
& FORMAT ( DATE ( 1900, MAX ( Month_Table[Column_Month_Number] ), 1 ), "mmmm" )
```

Regards

Frequent Visitor

@v-ljerr-msft Is there a possibility to alter your code in order to display the Month names in German language?

Microsoft

Hi @abap32,

Try the formula below. It may not be a smart way, but it should work.

```dynamic_text_last =
VAR monthNameInGerman =
SWITCH (
MAX ( Month_Table[Column_Month_Number] ),
1, "der Januar",
2, "der Februar",
3, "der März",
4, "der April",
5, "der Mai",
6, "der Juni",
7, "der Juli",
8, "der August",
9, "der September",
10, "der Oktober",
11, "der November",
12, "der Dezember"
)
RETURN
"Sum of January until " & monthNameInGerman
```

Regards

Frequent Visitor

@v-ljerr-msft i cannot thank you enough!

Frequent Visitor

Many many many thanks @v-ljerr-msft

Resolver III

Hi @abap32

When you say ...

"That seems to be the case here - my original sorting by monthID is replaced magically with an alphabetical order"

means that you selected the 'Order by Column' feature and it does not work? Or that you originally sorted by monthID in the original table?

Vicente

Frequent Visitor

Hi @vcastello,

i have used both ordering options on monthID. However the values that are returned from that LASTNONBLANK function are ordered by name. I cannot find another explanation why i am getting the wrong month name returned ( which only makes sense if the month name is ordered alphabetically).

Resolver III

Hi @abap32

Try changing the formula to ...

dynamic_text_last = "Sum of January until " & MAX(Month_Table[Column_Month_Names])

Frequent Visitor

Hi @vcastello,

didnt work.

Resolver III

Hi @abap32

Could you provida a sample .pbix file somewhere to see exactly the data model?

Thanks

Vicente

Frequent Visitor

Thank you for your help @vcastello, but i am really not allowed to do this. I will keep fighting the beast alone 🙂

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