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heathernicole
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SWITCH statement in DAX using a "between this value and this value" as a filter?

VERY new to DAX - I think my issue is I haven't nailed down how to ask the right question yet - which hinders research for an answer:

 

Trying to create an IF (or a Switch) statement

 

If "this value" in column is BETWEEN 9999 AND 24999 THEN, (2000)

 

I've already tried writing it using greater than or equal to 10,000 and less than or equal to 24,999 - that didn't work. 

 

I've looked at several switch statement examples but they all use a "If this value = "this" set up and I'm looking for a range.

 

Any pointers or sites that be helpful in figuring out the proper syntax?


THANKS!

~heathernicoale
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asocorro
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The SWITCH statement allows comparisons with constants only.  You need to use an IF statement.  For a calculated column, this is an example:

 

Pop Classification =
IF(Population[Pop] >= 1000 && Population[Pop] <= 25000,
1,
IF(Population[Pop] >= 25001 && Population[Pop] <= 50000,
2,
0)
)

 

 

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I copied exactly what you posted and it worked for me.  Make sure your data is of type Decimal and not Text.

 

 

2016-02-18_9-55-39.jpg

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Figured it out... or at least partially... it's summarizing data when it shouldn't so it's adding it somewhere.

 

So all of your suggestions have helped! 🙂 Thank you!!

~heathernicoale

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I was about to tell you that.  Check the table fields for an aggregate function.

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asocorro
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The SWITCH statement allows comparisons with constants only.  You need to use an IF statement.  For a calculated column, this is an example:

 

Pop Classification =
IF(Population[Pop] >= 1000 && Population[Pop] <= 25000,
1,
IF(Population[Pop] >= 25001 && Population[Pop] <= 50000,
2,
0)
)

 

 

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heathernicole
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This looks right to me - I've been working on it and researching while waiting... here's what I've got so far: 

 

Bonus Points =
IF('SALES DETAILS'[Sales Line Applied Amount] >= 10000 && 'SALES DETAILS'[Sales Line Applied Amount] <= 24999,
2000,
IF('SALES DETAILS'[Sales Line Applied Amount] >= 25000 && 'SALES DETAILS'[Sales Line Applied Amount] <= 49999,
4000, IF('SALES DETAILS'[Sales Line Applied Amount] >= 50000,
6000,
0)
))

 

 

This is what I'm trying to accomplish - but it's not working properly. It gives a value - but it's not giving the right value for some reason... 😕 

 

Here's some example data&colon;

 

Sales Line Applied Amount

163.00

11,000.45

28.00

25,000.35

 

For example the bonus points applied should be 2000 pts for the 11,000.45 line item

and 4000 pts for the 25,000.35 line item... but it's not doing that for some reason...

~heathernicoale

I copied exactly what you posted and it worked for me.  Make sure your data is of type Decimal and not Text.

 

 

2016-02-18_9-55-39.jpg

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Hi Ascorro,

Quick question, what if i want to create a measure with the decimal values in a column using the same switch scenario as given. How can it be acheieved? Please guide me on this.

 

heathernicole
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Hmm.... I'm glad it's working.. .at least for someone. 🙂 

 

Here's what it's doing to mine... pbi.PNG

~heathernicoale

Figured it out... or at least partially... it's summarizing data when it shouldn't so it's adding it somewhere.

 

So all of your suggestions have helped! 🙂 Thank you!!

~heathernicoale

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I was about to tell you that.  Check the table fields for an aggregate function.

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greggyb
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SWITCH() can only compare to a constant, this is true, but you can still utilize it to avoid nested IF()s for a cleaner syntax and easier modification.

 

Simply match against the constant TRUE(), then each of your tests (which are Boolean expressions anyway) are tested for equality with TRUE():

// DAX
// SWITCH() instead of nested IF() - works in measure, column, or table
SwitchTrue =
SWITCH(
    TRUE()
    ,<boolean expression>, <result if true>
    ,<boolean expression>, <result if true>
    , ..., ...
    ,<else condition - no trues above>
)

Hi,

 

Does this work with dates? For example:

 

SWITCH(

 

TRUE()

,[SharePointColumnA]="",0

,[SharePointColumnD]="", CALCULATE(SUM(DateTable[WORKDAY], DATESBETWEEN (DateTable[Date], 'SharePointList'[SharePoint ColumnA], Format(TODAY(), "mm/dd/yyyy")

CALCULATE(SUM(DateTable[WORKDAY], DATESBETWEEN (DateTable[Date], 'SharePointList'[SharePoint ColumnA],'SharePointList'[SharePoint ColumnD]))

 

I'm simply trying to find the networkdays/business days between two dates when the end user supplies those two dates. Otherwise, if they don't supply the beginning date which is the SharePoint Column A date, then set the value in that row to 0. and if they only supply an end date, then take the date that was supplied in the beginning date and give me the total value of the business days between that date and today.

How would I use SWITCH to split a column at the first letter , so that I have two new columns with just the first letter. 

Column1 = A, B, C to M...

Column2 = N, O, P to Z...

 

I'm trying to have my vizual filter by first letter of the row. 

Nice!

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greggyb
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Blow someone's mind:

// DAX
// Works anywhere
// Don't do this without a good reason
SWITCH(
    FALSE()
    ,<boolean>, <result if boolean is false)
    ....
    ,<result if all boolean expressions above are false>
)

Then you're testing each expression for equality with FALSE(). So tests that fail get their result evaluated.

A few reference articles for this method in case you are interested.

DAX making the case for switch

The diabolical genius of switch-true


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