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How to use filter with multiple values in DAX?

Hello guys,

 

I am trying to create a measure TotalExaminationBacklog  which counts all the examinationsIDs with the status WAI, VER, APP, HEL and SCH. 

 

But it seems that my measure (see image below) doesnt give any result.  any suggestions?

 

Thanks !

 

 

 

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My fault you have to use curly braces {...} instead of (...)

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TomMartens
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Hey,

 

my current favorite to check if one value is contained in a set of values is using the newer IN() operator

 

So you can write it like this

 

COUNTX(
  'Yourtable'
  ,'Yourtable'[YourColumn] IN ("WAI", "VER", "APP","HEL", "SCH")
) 

 

Edited 2017-11-09 (start):

The statement above will not work due a type, the correct statement uses curly braces, why is explained in my last post. The correct statement will look like

COUNTX(
  'Yourtable'
  ,'Yourtable'[YourColumn] IN {"WAI", "VER", "APP","HEL", "SCH"}
)

Edited 2017-11-09 (end):

 

 

Assuming that the STATUS comes from a slicer, this would also be possible

COUNTX(
  'Yourtable'
  ,'Yourtable'[Yourcolumn] IN (ALLSELECTED('MaybeAnotherTable'[ColumnUsedInSlicer]))
)

Maybe this idea helps you give another idea



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Anonymous
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Hi Tom!!

 

Thank you for all your contributions to this site. I was wondering if you can help me. I have tried 

 

TotalFires = COUNTX(Query1,Query1[INCIDENT_CATEGORY] IN {"Accidental Dwelling Fire",
"Accidental Non Domestic Fire",
"Accidental Other Primary Fire",
"Accidental Vehicle Fire",
"Accidental Small Fire",
"Chimney Fire",
"Deliberate Dwelling Fire",
"Deliberate Non Domestic Fire",
"Deliberate Small Fire",
"Deliberate Other Primary Fire",
"Deliberate Vehicle Fire"})
 
and the following error is returned when I try to add it to a visualisation:
 
The function COUNTX cannot work with values of type Boolean
 
I don't think my column INCIDENT_CATEGORY has any Boolean. Are you able to assist? 
 
I'm trying to get a filtered set / count of INCIDENT_CATEGORY where INCIDENT_CATEGORY contains the values in my expression
 
Thank you!
Dan
 

Hey @Anonymous ,

 

maybe this measure will provide what you are looking for:

TotalFires = 
SUMX(Query1,
IF(Query1[INCIDENT_CATEGORY] IN 
{"Accidental Dwelling Fire",
"Accidental Non Domestic Fire",
"Accidental Other Primary Fire",
"Accidental Vehicle Fire",
"Accidental Small Fire",
"Chimney Fire",
"Deliberate Dwelling Fire",
"Deliberate Non Domestic Fire",
"Deliberate Small Fire",
"Deliberate Other Primary Fire",
"Deliberate Vehicle Fire"}
, 1 , BLANK())
)

If this does not solve your problem, please start a new question.

The error is due to the fact that COUNTX is not able to count BOOLEANs, a boolean is returned by column IN {...}


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Tom



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Hi Tom,

 

I have come across a similar problem and your above solution works perfect for me. If wanted to use the above formular to filter by column 1 (Text values) and an additonal columns (Text values) how would that work?

 

For example

I want to sum column 1 

Filter by column 2 (text values)

and filter by column 3 (text values)

 

Hope this makes sense. 

Anonymous
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@TomMartens

 

 

Thank you for this answer - specifically related to using "in ("value", "value", "value", . . .)".

 

I was struggling to find an alternative to using || and "or"

 

I did notice in my query I needed to modify the syntax by using a curly bracket because the system would not accept the parentheses: 

4_Stage_Count = CALCULATE(COUNT(Opportunities[AccountId]),Opportunities[Stage] in {"Closed Won", "Closed Lost"})

 

Let me know if anyone knows why the () had to be replaced by the {}

@mculloa {} are required to indicate that you are creating a list of items.

Hey,

 

basically my first post contains a typo (I have been in a hurry).

 

IN

 

searches in column-table,

 

The most simple form to define a table with just one column is to use {"curly", "braces"}. This little example creates a table with on column and two rows. Pleas be aware that the table is defined w/o a table name and w/o a name for the column.

 

I will edit my post immediately.

 

Regards

Tom



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Anonymous
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i  just have the solution for this case..

 

Measure 3 = CALCULATE([TotalExaminations];
Examinations[exa_StatusID] = "WAI" ||
Examinations[exa_StatusID] = "VER" ||
Examinations[exa_StatusID] = "APP" ||
Examinations[exa_StatusID] = "HEL" ||
Examinations[exa_StatusID] = "SCH" )

 

Thanks anyway guys!

 

Thanks for sharing the solution and it resolved my needs.

Anonymous
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Hello @Anonymous,

 

thanks for your response.

unfortunatly the given ideas dont work 😞

 

please check the image below

 2017-08-07 11_06_32-CapacityInsights - Power BI Desktop.png

 

My fault you have to use curly braces {...} instead of (...)

Regards


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Solved my problem :). Thank you!

olesojg
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When filtering on the ID's try the following:

 

OR(

Explanations[StatusID] = "WAI",
Explanations[StatusID] = "VER",

Explanations[StatusID] = "APP", etc.

 )

I think the way you have it, you are concatenating all the values into 1 string, which doesn't exist.

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