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Sud Regular Visitor
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Getting different result in measure and column

Hi,

 

  I am trying to use column instead of measure based on a value in swith/if statement but seems like Column value doesn't change.

  

  e.g.

   

   Measure 1 = SWITCH([Measure],"Hey",1,"Hello",2)  --Output is 1 when [Measure] = "Hey" and 2 when [Measure] = "Hello"
  
   Same thing in Column
  
  Column = SWITCH([Measure],"Hey",1,"Hello",2)  --Output is 1 when [Measure] = "Hey" and 1 when [Measure] = "Hello"

  What is the difference between them? Any help to know would be highly appriciated.
 
Thanks,
Sud
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v-danhe-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Getting different result in measure and column

Hi @Sud,

There is some difference between the calculated column and measure, the value of a calculated column is computed during data refresh and uses the current row as a context; it does not depend on user interaction in the report. A measure operates on aggregations of data defined by the current context, which depends on the filter applied in the report – such as slicer, rows, and columns selection in a pivot table, or axes and filters applied to a chart.

You could refer to below link:

https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/calculated-columns-and-measures-in-dax/

 

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
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Anonymous
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Re: Getting different result in measure and column

Hi Sud,
Calculated columns are under a row context and the measures are in a filter context.

 

Try using the CALCULATE function to change the context of the measure (Context Transition):

 

Column = CALCULATE (SWITCH ([Measure], "Hey", 1, "Hello", 2))

 

 

Tell us if it works for you.

 

v-danhe-msft Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: Getting different result in measure and column

Hi @Sud,

There is some difference between the calculated column and measure, the value of a calculated column is computed during data refresh and uses the current row as a context; it does not depend on user interaction in the report. A measure operates on aggregations of data defined by the current context, which depends on the filter applied in the report – such as slicer, rows, and columns selection in a pivot table, or axes and filters applied to a chart.

You could refer to below link:

https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/calculated-columns-and-measures-in-dax/

 

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
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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