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FelipeGualberto Frequent Visitor
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SELECTEDVALUE doesn't work indirectly

Hello,

 

When I use this measure:

Sales Selected Year = CALCULATE(SUM(fSales[Value]), FILTER(ALL(dCalendar), dCalendar[Year] = SELECTEDVALUE(dCalendar[Year]))

 

It brings all sales from 2018 (considering I did the filter for only that year in a slicer visual). However, if I define:

Selected Year = SELECTEDVALUE(dCalendar[Year])

 

and then rewrite the expression as:

Sales Selected Year = CALCULATE(SUM(fSales[Value]), FILTER(ALL(dCalendar), dCalendar[Year] = [Selected Year]))

It brings the sales from all years from the dCalendar table, even tought I filtered just the year of 2018 in the page.

 

How does that happen? Can't I use a value returned in a measure resulted by SELECTEDVALUE function to pass as a filter?

 

*There is a date relationship between fSales and dCalendar.

 

Thanks.

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Re: SELECTEDVALUE doesn't work indirectly

Welcome to the fun world of DAX filter context.  

 

The CALCULATE function is quite magical in the way it can create a new filter context for the expression to work with.

 

If you would like your calculation to work the way you want, please try this.

 

Sales Selected Year = 
VAR x = [Selected Year]
RETURN 
    CALCULATE(
        SUM(fSales[Value]), 
        FILTER(ALL(dCalendar), dCalendar[Year] = x )
        )

To learn more about DAX visit : aka.ms/practicalDAX

Proud to be a Datanaut!

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Re: SELECTEDVALUE doesn't work indirectly

Welcome to the fun world of DAX filter context.  

 

The CALCULATE function is quite magical in the way it can create a new filter context for the expression to work with.

 

If you would like your calculation to work the way you want, please try this.

 

Sales Selected Year = 
VAR x = [Selected Year]
RETURN 
    CALCULATE(
        SUM(fSales[Value]), 
        FILTER(ALL(dCalendar), dCalendar[Year] = x )
        )

To learn more about DAX visit : aka.ms/practicalDAX

Proud to be a Datanaut!

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FelipeGualberto Frequent Visitor
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Re: SELECTEDVALUE doesn't work indirectly

Thanks, Phil!

 

Strangely enough, the calculation is working now in both methods in another computer.

 

But it is very good to learn this technique, so now I know that sometimes I have to access a measure indirectly using a variable.

 

Have a good day!

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