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GiveMeArrays
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Is It Possible to Call/Refer to the "Table" Visualization In Another Page's Created (DAX) Measure?

Created a "table" (Visualization) using many filters/logic from assorted dataflow tables and want to refer to that table (data frame) in a DAX expression on another page, e.g., COUNTROWS of said "table".

 

Can this be done (because it seems like it really should be 'low-hanging fruit' functionality)?

 

Thank You!

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AlexisOlson
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Short answer: No.

 

You can do things like sync slicers across pages and you can write DAX measures that contains table expression analogous to what you've visualized but visuals cannot be used as data sources in DAX expressions.

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HotChilli
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Super User

It's not quite what you asked for(refer to visual in DAX) but you could investigate the drillthrough feature and see if it gets you further

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/desktop-drillthrough 

AlexisOlson
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Super User

Short answer: No.

 

You can do things like sync slicers across pages and you can write DAX measures that contains table expression analogous to what you've visualized but visuals cannot be used as data sources in DAX expressions.

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Thanks @AlexisOlson !

Such a bummer... seems like a great starting point for basic version upgrading... but maybe I'm thinking about this too much like Pandas and Excel... but it would be such a beneficial and logical upgrade.

I can see why this would be appealing, but having worked with DAX quite a bit for several years, I don't think I would actually find this functionality would help me very often. In fact, having measures that are dependent on the state of visuals on another page sounds like a headache to debug.

 

In any case, I don't expect Microsoft to even consider adding this functionality in the foreseeable future given the extra levels of complexity it would introduce. DAX is an expression/query language, not a programming language after all.

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