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rkammerer Frequent Visitor
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How can I get the last value of a column in my dataset?

Hello,

 

I have a pricing database with different products, but the last value of some of them does not necessarily match with the last date of the dataset.

 

How can I show the last price for the columns that doesn't match to the last date? (otherwise is easy, just using lastdate() function as a filter in the calculate function).

 

I tried using the lastnonblank() function with no success. (maybe I'm using it wrong?)

 

Thanks

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Re: How can I get the last value of a column in my dataset?

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Re: How can I get the last value of a column in my dataset?

Hi @rkammerer

 

In DAX, the LastNonBlank() function will not take the sort order in column, we can't directly take the last value in a column when specifying a static non blank value (like "1") as second argument in this function. Please see:

 

LASTNONBLANK and FIRSTNONBLANK functions work with any column #dax #powerpivot #ssas #tabular

 

Alternative use of FIRSTNONBLANK and LASTNONBLANK

 

So in this scenario, I think you need to get use the price as measure to get the last non blank date:

 

LASTNONBLANK (
            'Date'[Date],
            CALCULATE ( SUM ('table'[Price] ) )
        )

Then compare with the lastdate().

 

 

Regards,

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Super User
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Re: How can I get the last value of a column in my dataset?

Perhaps you could add an index column to your table that runs from 1 to X. Then you could CALCULATE(LASTNONBLANK(Table[Column], 1), FILTER(ALL(Table), Table[Index] = MAX(Table[Index])))

 

I haven't tested it but off the top of my head that should always return the value in literal last row in Table[Column] no matter what filter context you're in. If you want filter context to restrict that column just remove the ALL().

vasu6811 Frequent Visitor
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Re: How can I get the last value of a column in my dataset?

Hi KHorseman,

 

Thanks for solution. It works for me.