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How to create a dynamic measure name in Power BI?

Hi,

 

   I am  trying to create a measure name with current year in it. For example the measure name for 2017 should be 2017 Sales and then it should automatically change to 2018 Sales in 2018. Is there any way to achieve this in Power BI?

 

Thanks,

Siddhant

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bjoshi Regular Visitor
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Re: How to create a dynamic measure name in Power BI?

Hi @siddhantk989,

 

Like @dkay84_PowerBI said, it might not be possible to dynamically change the measure name. How about keeping the measure name same, but changing the measure value dynamically based on the year.

For eg:

Title = Year(Now()) & " Sales"

If you are using this for a chart title then it would be "2017 Sales" in the year 2017 and "2018 Sales" in the year 2018.

 

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dkay84_PowerBI New Contributor
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Re: How to create a dynamic measure name in Power BI?

You can create a text measure that will dynamically change based on slicer selection, and then put that measure as a card above your chart/visual.  As far as I know, you cannot have a dynamic measure name, only the output.

 

See the following:

https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2016/04/25/dynamic-chart-titles-in-power-bi/

bjoshi Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: How to create a dynamic measure name in Power BI?

Hi @siddhantk989,

 

Like @dkay84_PowerBI said, it might not be possible to dynamically change the measure name. How about keeping the measure name same, but changing the measure value dynamically based on the year.

For eg:

Title = Year(Now()) & " Sales"

If you are using this for a chart title then it would be "2017 Sales" in the year 2017 and "2018 Sales" in the year 2018.

 

Re: How to create a dynamic measure name in Power BI?

Thanks @bjoshi and @dkay84_PowerBI for the help. I think the way bjoshi suggested is the beast way of doing this