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Slicer and DAX Column not working


I have a "Date" table and a "Cases" table that are not linked. 


I created the following DAX Column in my "Date" table to return the number of Cases reported to date (based on count of IDs) and it is working fine.


Column= CALCULATE ( DISTINCTCOUNT( 'Cases'[ID]), FILTER('Cases','Cases'[Reported On] <= 'Date'[Date] ))
If I add a filter for the Department as follows, it still works as expected:
Column = CALCULATE ( DISTINCTCOUNT( 'Cases'[ID]), FILTER('Cases','Cases'[Reported On] <= 'Date'[Date] && 
'Cases'[Department] = "Business Technology" ))

I am trying to replace the Department condition with a slicer that will allow me to select any available Department, but it is not working.


I tried the following with a slicer visual that cotains the 'Cases'[Department] field:


Column= CALCULATE ( DISTINCTCOUNT( 'Cases'[ID]), FILTER('Cases','Cases'[Reported On] <= 'Date'[Date] && 

'Cases'[Department] = SELECTEDVALUE('Cases'[Department]) ))  


I also tried creating a new "Department" table with all the possible values and adding is as a slicer with the following:


Column= CALCULATE ( DISTINCTCOUNT( 'Cases'[ID]), FILTER('Cases','Cases'[Reported On] <= 'Date'[Date] && 

'Cases'[Department] = SELECTEDVALUE('Department'[Department]) ))  
Any help would be appreciated.
Helper III
Helper III

Helper III
Helper III

Hi , @huguest 

Looks like my reply was a little late. But it's great to hear your problem got resolved!

It's true that it's better to use measure rather then calculate columns here.

I also make a demo here: pbix attached


Could you please tell me whether your problem has been solved?
If it is ,please kindly  accept your reply as solution to close this thread, that way, other community members will easily find the solution when they get the same issue.


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Eason

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