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chronis69 Member
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Issue with VALUES function

Hi

 

I have a problem with the the VALUES function. I have two tables, one with Azure sales and one with Office 365 sales. Each table has a column with the name of a partner. I want to produce a consolidated table with all the unique partner names. 

 

As expected, most partners transact in both tables but not all. I use the VALUES function to get the unique partners in each table and then the UNION function to bring them together in a single table. all good until here.

 

then I use the VALUES function in this new table but VALUES complain. I try to do that in a single table definition so as to reduce the number of tables that I create in my model. below is a screenshot of my code. 

Am i doing something wrong, or is this an expected DAX behaviour?

 

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Re: Issue with VALUES function

@chronis69 all_partners is a table, not a column.






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Re: Issue with VALUES function

Hi Chronis69

 

You need to replace the last VALUES with DISTINCT:

 

Table=

VAR Azure = VALUES(yourColumn)

VAR O365 = VALUES(yourColumn)

VAR allpartners = UNION (Azure, O365)

VAR distinctPartners DISTINCT(allpartners )

RETURN  distinctPartners 
 

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Re: Issue with VALUES function

@chronis69 all_partners is a table, not a column.






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chronis69 Member
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Re: Issue with VALUES function

@parry2k thanks.. !!!!

so how do I pick the one and only column in the partners table? I tried using the '[' to try to get autocomplete to kick in but no columns appeared

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DeeDice Frequent Visitor
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Re: Issue with VALUES function

Hi Chronis69

 

You need to replace the last VALUES with DISTINCT:

 

Table=

VAR Azure = VALUES(yourColumn)

VAR O365 = VALUES(yourColumn)

VAR allpartners = UNION (Azure, O365)

VAR distinctPartners DISTINCT(allpartners )

RETURN  distinctPartners 
 

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Super User IV
Super User IV

Re: Issue with VALUES function

@chronis69 change all unique partners to

 

DISTINCT(all_partners)





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chronis69 Member
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Re: Issue with VALUES function

@parry2k @DeeDice thanks a lot !!!

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