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Setting a variable in LOOKUPVALUE

Hi, 
I need to define a variable for the <result_columnName> in LOOKUPVALUE.  
I am working with 2 tables: Job Titles (JT) with Regional Rates (RR) and Employees with their JT and RR.  In Excel I created an IF statement in the Employee table to provide VLOOKUP the column it needs to find the RR.  VLOOKUP would return the Employees RR.

Formulas in Excel in Employee Table

"If(RR=R1,2,IF(RR=R2,3,IF(RR=R3,4,)))"

"VLOOKUP(A2,JobTitles!A2:5,D2,False)"

Employee Table

Employee Table.jpg

Job Table

Job Table.jpg

 

Thanks for the help

 

 

 

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Re: Setting a variable in LOOKUPVALUE

You should unpivot the second table: https://radacad.com/pivot-and-unpivot-with-power-bi

Then you will able to use lookup

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/lookupvalue-function-dax



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Re: Setting a variable in LOOKUPVALUE

Hi, 

 

sometimes it makes sense to restructure your data to work best with Power BI . I would unpivot the data in the Job Type / Rate Matrix, so you have a row for each rate per job.   as you are using 2 columns to lookup then you could use SELECTCOLUMNS to return a value into a new column in your table from the rate table using the Job Type and Rate as filters. 

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Re: Setting a variable in LOOKUPVALUE

You should unpivot the second table: https://radacad.com/pivot-and-unpivot-with-power-bi

Then you will able to use lookup

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/lookupvalue-function-dax



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Re: Setting a variable in LOOKUPVALUE

Thank you,

Onces Pivoted I was able to successfully build a measure and a column.
For the Measure I needed to create 2 variable measures

"MAX('Employee Table[Job Title])" and

"MAX('Employee Table[Rate ID])"

then I created the measure

"LOOKUPVALUE('JobTable[Rate Value], 'JobTable[Job Title}, Measure[Job Title], JobTable[Rate ID}, Measure[Rate])"

For the column I didn't need the measure names and used the column names from the Employee Table.

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