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Wrong calculation in DAX Measure for Unichair

Dear all,


I try to create arrows based on a trend line, if trend is higher than 1, arrow should go up, otherwise down and I am working with Unichair to achieve this.


Trend Arrow ACT vs. PY =
IF([Trend ACT vs. PY]>1, UNICHAR (11165), UNICHAR(11167))
however for some reason, all the arrows are facing down as seen in the picture. If I test with another formula with text, it works perfectly 
Measure: Check = IF([Trend ACT vs. PY]>1, "more than 1", "less than 1") -> see screenshot below
Strange enough, if I use different Unichar it works as well, just with the arrows it doesn't work (it works if I use one arrow and one something else, but as soon as I want both, it doesnt).
Anyone any idea what I do wrong? Or alternative arrows which I could use, which allow conditional formatting, which I need to be consistent in my dashboard?
Thanks in advance helping me out here, after spending one evening finding a solution...
Test Table for Arrows with supporting columns.png


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Solution Supplier

Could you try use the Icons instead of Unichars? If you go to Format Visuals > Cell Elements > Icons, you could get a very similar result for trend arrows (just replace the sum of Qty with your measure).




Der Vicky, thanks for your fast replay. Yes, this would work in the table, however I use this measures later in the visual "cards". Here it doesn't work anymore, I can only do conditional formatting on the color, but not add icons. But for the table this looks very nice (and correct :)) indeed.

Thank you.

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