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## How to use this CASE statement to DAX or to a Custom Column?

Hi,

Having trouble to get the result out of these CASE statements. Sample data is attached below.

1)

`sum(case when Column1='Yes' or Column2='Yes')then 1 else 0 end) TotalValBranches`

2)

`sum(case when (Column1 = 'Yes' or Column2 = 'Yes') and Current=0 and Expected=0 then 1 else 0 end) TotalAttBranches`

3)

`sum(case when Coulmn3 = 'Yes' then 1 else 0 end) TotalChBranches`

Ho do I use these CASE statements as a DAX? I will be counting the Total row count and might use it as a card visual.

Also, is it better to create a calculated Measure from these CASE statements or a Custom Column and then use that as a DAX?

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Super User

## Re: How to use this CASE statement to DAX or to a Custom Column?

Hi @BBIUser,

You are correct this ask for a table if want to apply any filters you should wrap your column in a ALLSELECTED if you want an overall result the use the ALL function.

In the case the measure would be something like this:

TotalValBranches = calculate (countrows(ALLSELECTED(Table[Current]); Table[Column1] ='Yes' || Table[Column2] ='Yes')

This should work. Then just divide 1 measure by the other to get the percentage.

Regarding the columns vs measure best practices on DAX says thst if you can calculate it making a measure don't use columns.

Measures are only calculated when they are called and also store on cache for next uses.

Regards
MFelix

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Community Support Team

## Re: How to use this CASE statement to DAX or to a Custom Column?

hi, @BBIUser

Your formulas are M language in the Edit Queries.

For creating the calculate column by DAX

You could click Modeling ->New Column

Then use these formulae to create three column

`TotalValBranches = IF([Column1] = "Yes" || [Column2] = " Yes", 1,  0)`
`TotalAttBranches = if (([Column1] = "Yes" || [Column2]= "Yes") && [Current]=0 && [Expected]=0, 1 , 0)`
`TotalChBranches = IF([Column3] = "Yes",  1 , 0)`

Comparison

And then add a measure for TotalValBranches/TotalAttBranches by DIVIDE Function

```TotalValBranches/TotalAttBranches =
DIVIDE (
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[TotalValBranches] ) ),
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[TotalAttBranches] ) ),
0
)```

and drag it into card visual.

also, you could just create a measure like below:

```Measure =
DIVIDE (
CALCULATE (
COUNTROWS ( 'Table' ),
FILTER ( 'Table', [Column1] = "Yes" || [Column2] = " Yes" )
),
CALCULATE (
COUNTROWS ( 'Table' ),
FILTER (
'Table',
( [Column1] = "Yes"
|| [Column2] = "Yes" )
&& [Current] = 0
&& [Expected] = 0
)
),
0
)```

Measures are only calculated when they are called and also store on cache for next uses and they are dynamic.

here is my pbix, please try it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sl6bmsjw2302ihg/How%20to%20use%20this%20CASE%20statement%20to%20DAX%20or%2...

Best Regards,

Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
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Super User

## Re: How to use this CASE statement to DAX or to a Custom Column?

Hi @BBIUser,

In DAX you need to define the filter to make this calculations work correcly (in this case) in other you may need to use the Switch or calculate function.

Try the formulas below:

```TotalValBranches = calculate (countrows(Table[Current] ; Table[Column1] ='Yes' || Table[Column2] ='Yes')

TotalAttBranches = calculate (countrows(Table[Current] ; Table[Column1] ='Yes' || Table[Column2] ='Yes';Table[Current] = 0 ; Table[Expected] = 0 )

TotalChBranches = calculate (countrows(Table[Current] ; Table[Column3] ='Yes')
```

These 3 measures should give expected result.

Regards,

MFelix

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Member

## Re: How to use this CASE statement to DAX or to a Custom Column?

Does the CALCULATE(COUNTROWS(.. DAX accept the Column name after the COUNTROWS? I was getting errors and the expression was expecting a Table Name.

I tried creating an 'Custom Columns' for all the CASE statements. Below is an example in order.

TotalValBranches

`if ([Column1] = "Yes" or [Column2] = " Yes") then 1 else 0`

TotalAttBranches

`if (([Column1] = "Yes" or [Column2]= "Yes") and [Current]=0 and [Expected]=0) then 1 else 0`

TotalChBranches

`if (Column3 = "Yes") then 1 else 0`

I am not confident creating a custom column is correct or not, but I am still having trouble defining DAX from these custom columns too.

My final result should show TotalValBranches/TotalAttBranches values that will be displayed in a card or multi-row card as (numerator and denominator). Finally the % from these Numtor and Denomtor.

Super User

## Re: How to use this CASE statement to DAX or to a Custom Column?

Hi @BBIUser,

You are correct this ask for a table if want to apply any filters you should wrap your column in a ALLSELECTED if you want an overall result the use the ALL function.

In the case the measure would be something like this:

TotalValBranches = calculate (countrows(ALLSELECTED(Table[Current]); Table[Column1] ='Yes' || Table[Column2] ='Yes')

This should work. Then just divide 1 measure by the other to get the percentage.

Regarding the columns vs measure best practices on DAX says thst if you can calculate it making a measure don't use columns.

Measures are only calculated when they are called and also store on cache for next uses.

Regards
MFelix

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Community Support Team

## Re: How to use this CASE statement to DAX or to a Custom Column?

hi, @BBIUser

Your formulas are M language in the Edit Queries.

For creating the calculate column by DAX

You could click Modeling ->New Column

Then use these formulae to create three column

`TotalValBranches = IF([Column1] = "Yes" || [Column2] = " Yes", 1,  0)`
`TotalAttBranches = if (([Column1] = "Yes" || [Column2]= "Yes") && [Current]=0 && [Expected]=0, 1 , 0)`
`TotalChBranches = IF([Column3] = "Yes",  1 , 0)`

Comparison

And then add a measure for TotalValBranches/TotalAttBranches by DIVIDE Function

```TotalValBranches/TotalAttBranches =
DIVIDE (
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[TotalValBranches] ) ),
CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[TotalAttBranches] ) ),
0
)```

and drag it into card visual.

also, you could just create a measure like below:

```Measure =
DIVIDE (
CALCULATE (
COUNTROWS ( 'Table' ),
FILTER ( 'Table', [Column1] = "Yes" || [Column2] = " Yes" )
),
CALCULATE (
COUNTROWS ( 'Table' ),
FILTER (
'Table',
( [Column1] = "Yes"
|| [Column2] = "Yes" )
&& [Current] = 0
&& [Expected] = 0
)
),
0
)```

Measures are only calculated when they are called and also store on cache for next uses and they are dynamic.

here is my pbix, please try it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sl6bmsjw2302ihg/How%20to%20use%20this%20CASE%20statement%20to%20DAX%20or%2...

Best Regards,

Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
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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Member

## Re: How to use this CASE statement to DAX or to a Custom Column?

Thanks for the insights! Very informative @MFelix and @v-lili6-msft

It worked.

You guys rock!