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Edirin
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Help with LOOKUPVALUE

I have 2 tables...

 

Table 1

Employee ID

Employee Name

E001

Jaimie

E002Fred
E003Isaac
E004Jones
E005Billy

 

Table 2

Job IDEmployee IDLine Manager Job IDLine Manager Employee IDLine Manager Name
J001E001   
J002E002J001E001 
J003E003J002E002 
J004E004J002E002 
J005E005J003E003 

 

I was able to populate the Line manager employee ID as follows...

Line Manager Employee ID = LOOKUPVALUE('Table 2'[EmployeeID], 'Table 2'[JobID], 'Job DB'[LineManagerJobID])
 
Now i'm trying to get the line manager name; but doing this just returns blank values (looking up the lookup value)...
LOOKUPVALUE('Table 1'[Employee Name], Table 1[Employee ID], 'Table 2'[Line Manager Employee ID])
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Greg_Deckler
Super User
Super User

@Edirin Hmm, worked perfectly fine for me, see attached PBIX. Perhaps trying to do a Trim and Clean in Power Query for all of your columns to remove trailing whitespaces, etc. See attached PBIX below signature.


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v-yalanwu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @Edirin ;

You could try create a column by dax.

Line Manager Name = CALCULATE(MAX('Table1'[Employee Name]),FILTER('Table1',[Employee ID]=EARLIER(Table2[Line Manager Employee ID])))

Or

Column = LOOKUPVALUE('Table1'[Employee Name],Table1[Employee ID],'Table2'[Line Manager Employee ID])

The final show:

vyalanwumsft_0-1664876270971.png


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Yalan Wu
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v-yalanwu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @Edirin ;

You could try create a column by dax.

Line Manager Name = CALCULATE(MAX('Table1'[Employee Name]),FILTER('Table1',[Employee ID]=EARLIER(Table2[Line Manager Employee ID])))

Or

Column = LOOKUPVALUE('Table1'[Employee Name],Table1[Employee ID],'Table2'[Line Manager Employee ID])

The final show:

vyalanwumsft_0-1664876270971.png


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Yalan Wu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Greg_Deckler
Super User
Super User

@Edirin Hmm, worked perfectly fine for me, see attached PBIX. Perhaps trying to do a Trim and Clean in Power Query for all of your columns to remove trailing whitespaces, etc. See attached PBIX below signature.


@ me in replies or I'll lose your thread!!!
Instead of a Kudo, please vote for this idea
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YouTube Channel!: Microsoft Hates Greg
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DAX is easy, CALCULATE makes DAX hard...

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