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## Make measure ignore specific filter

This should be simple but I just can’t solve it 🙂
I have a report page with several filters and a measure Amounts = SUM(Table.Amount). Now I’d like Amounts to ignore just one of the filters, a Page filter on Table.ShippingDate. By ignore I mean that Amounts should calculate as if that filter doesn’t exist. How to do this using DAX? I’ve tried everything I can think of using CALCULATE ALL, ALLEXCEPT, FILTER etc. but nothing seem to work.
Can anybody help me?

--- EDIT ---

I've narrowed this problem down something I've illustrated clearly in this Power BI report. Please check it out and see if you can understand why Bookmark 1-problem occurs:

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Solution Sage

This is not really an issue. It is clearly explained in this article from Alberto. It is happening because of Auto Exist feature in DAX.

Besides, creating a seperate dimension table is not really a workaround, but rather a best practice. A Star Schema is always considered best when working with Power BI Datamodel. This is what makes it more powerful!

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Anonymous
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Hey, I had a similar situation that I found a solution to. I needed the sum of Table1.Amount, but ignoring any filters on Table1.Filter. I tried "Calculate( Sum( Table1.Amount) , All(Table1.Filter))" but this did not work. It didn't work because even though Table1.Filter was not being directly filtered, it was being crossfiltered by Table2.Filter. To ignore the crossfilter, I tried this and it worked:

Calculate( Sum( Table1.Amount) , All(Table1.Filter), All(Table2.Filter)  )

New Member

Thank you @Anonymous!! Solved my problem perfectly!

Anonymous
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Hey guys!

It's dead simple, really. Use the ALL function to remove a filter on a specific column like this:

`Measure = calculate(Expression,ALL(column-you-want-to-remove-filter))`

That's it. ALL, used inside a CALCULATE expression, works like REMOVEFILTER.

Frequent Visitor

Wow, thank you!

I really needed this simplicity for something I am working on right now. I really was searching all over the place in very much too complex challenges and solutions. It really was as simple as the DAS you wrote down.

Frequent Visitor

Hi Greg,

My measure is giving wrong column sub total but correct row sub total.

My Actual Measure in the report:

Measure =

VAR Y=
CALCULATE(SUMX(VALUES('CurrentTimeEntry Details'),[ActualHours]),ALLSELECTED('Staff Details'[Employee Name])]))

VAR X = CALCULATE(SUM ('CurrentTimeEntry Details'[ActualHours]))

Return x/Y

Output I am getting:

 Employee Project1 Project2 Total A 0.3 0 0.3 B 0.21 0.19 0.25(NOT CORRECT) C 0 0.3 0.3 Total 0.51 0.49 1

It is coming wrong as the measure is behaving at the backend like below ie ( Filtering across the project)

Measure =
VAR Y=
CALCULATE(SUMX(VALUES('CurrentTimeEntry Details'),[ActualHours]),ALLSELECTED('Staff Details'[Employee Name]),ALLSELECTED('Project Details'[Complete Project Detail]))  <--- Filtering

VAR X = CALCULATE(SUM ('CurrentTimeEntry Details'[ActualHours]))

Return x/Y

Can you please suggest the solution as I am unable to avoid filtering and fix this
Helper I

Yes, confirmed. It works with Calculate([expression],ALL([column name])).

I see a lot of responses that it works with ALL, but no one adresses the specifik problem/bug in my example (download file below to see my example). There I illustrate that in some cases it won't work.

Solution Sage

This is not really an issue. It is clearly explained in this article from Alberto. It is happening because of Auto Exist feature in DAX.

Besides, creating a seperate dimension table is not really a workaround, but rather a best practice. A Star Schema is always considered best when working with Power BI Datamodel. This is what makes it more powerful!

Regular Visitor

I have created a different distinct values table for Month+Year, and used ALL( Table2[Month+Year]) in CALCULATE function. Still doesn't work for me! any other solution I can try out?

Thank you! Finally someone cares to understand the problem thoroughly and not just throws out a guess!
Resolver I

Hi,

Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but if you select a slicer and then go to the format menu and click "edit interactions" you can turn off a visual you don't want to be filtered by that slicer

Thanks,

Anonymous
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Yup, I figured it out.

I also created a measure to do the same for another dashboard.

Thanks for responding though. Power BI community is great !!

Would you please let me know how did you resolve this I am facing similar issue. TIA

Frequent Visitor

Hi, has anyone solved this?

I'm having smth similar in PowerBI,  I need to completely ignore one of columns in my measure, using DAX.

Helper V

Can you try calculate ( [measure], allexcept ( .......the one item you're trying to have work as a filter....)?

And if you need to, you could go to the table that your filtering against and add custom columns to allow easier filters

Anonymous
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I have the same problem - trying to calculate the Fiscal Budget for a year and need to ignore the month filter ( YYYY,MM are the filters). Why can't Microsoft make is easy like Tableau for standard time functions ?

Anonymous
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Thanks, Greg the solution you proposed works. Really counterintuitive if I have to define the measure on the Date dimension table.

For now it works and that's all I care about

Frequent Visitor

The same thing.

It's very simple  work by fixed lod in Tableau but in PBI...

BR,

Anastasiia Lagunova

Super User

@NastyaLagunova@Lasselakan@tananich@manito969@empires - OK, I believe that this is an issue that @marcorusso and I took a look at in another thread and Marco wrote up a nice blog article about. I have the fix in the attached PBIX. Basically, take ShippingDate and create another table using DISTINCT('Table'[ShippingDate]) Then relate the tables. Use this other table as your slicer and change your measure to refer to this new table. As Marco explains, this is not technically a bug but a pre-filtering "feature" of DAX.

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Frequent Visitor

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