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Need help with Hierarcy PathItem in Calculated Table

Hi, everyone.


I am working on data from Dynamics 365. The example below is a simplification. I have a Users table with their Manager (ReportsTo). I then have a Sales table. When a user logs into Power BI, I capture who they are and this passes through to a filter (represented as the slicer). I do NOT have a relationship between Sales and Users, since I am actually trying to capture information for all the people who report (either directly or indirectly) into a Manager. So for Sue, I should see sales for herself, for Lucy, and for Ziad. Whereas for Alice, I should see sales for all the users. If Bob logged in, he should only see himself.




I am thinking the Path functionality is the best way to capture this. The steps I follow are

  1. Create a Path column in Users.
  2. Create a PathLookup column in Sales.
  3. Create a calculated table using the following code:
PathContains Sales =



    PATHCONTAINS ( Sales[PathLookup], SELECTEDVALUE ( Users[SalesPerson] ) )





However, this does not return any values. I am attaching the sample workbook. I feel like I am missing something obvious, so any and all help is most appreciated!


Best, Scott

v-huizhn-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Need help with Hierarcy PathItem in Calculated Table

Hi @systamper,

PATHCONTAINS function is used to create a calculated column. Please create a calculated column in 'Sales' table and check if it is right.


Please refer to the following threads for more details.

Manager Level Hierarchies with multiples in Power BI
Creating a user hierarchy from a manager column to use as hierarchy slicer

Power BI Tutorial: Flatten Parent Child Hierarchy

Best Regards,

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