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benswift
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DAX 'IN' operator works in Desktop but not Service

Using Power BI Desktop and the Power BI Pro trial version I followed these steps:

 

1. Create a Role as follows in Desktop to restrict access to data for the following US states in our dataset:

   [State] IN ("DC","MD","MO","VA")

2. Used View as Role to confirm that this behaves as expected (only these four states appear).

3. Published to Service.

4. Used Test as role in Dataset Security but report is then blank, i.e., displays no data.

5. Changed syntax in Desktop to the following:

   (
   [State] = "DC"
   || [State] = "MO"
   || [State] = "MD"
   || [State] = "VA"
   )

6. Tested in Desktop and works as expected.

7. Published to Service and the filter now works (data for four states is displayed).

 

IN seems much more practical than OR and I've seen on postings that 'IN' was recently implemented in DAX for PBI, but maybe there's still a bug?

 

Thank you!

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Hi @benswift,

 

To use IN operator, we need to use curly braces "{ }". See: DAX Operator Reference.

 

In your scenario, please modify the role in desktop as below:

 

[State] IN {"DC","MD","MO","VA"}

 

Then republish the report to service, Test as role should work.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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PavelR
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

Hi @benswift,

 

very interesting. I reproduced your steps and you are absolutely correct. IN function doesn't work at all when using Test as role in Power BI service (in desktop it works well). Whereas OR works perfect either in desktop or service.

I think you should file new Issue, because didn't find any topic that would describe this bug.

 

Regards.

Pavel

Using Power BI Desktop and the Power BI Pro trial version I followed these steps:

1. Create a Role as follows in Desktop to restrict access to data for the following US states in our dataset:
[State] IN ("DC","MD","MO","VA")
2. Used View as Role to confirm that this behaves as expected (only these four states appear).
3. Published to Service.
4. Used Test as role in Dataset Security but report is then blank, i.e., displays no data.
5. Changed syntax in Desktop to the following:
(
[State] = "DC"
|| [State] = "MO"
|| [State] = "MD"
|| [State] = "VA"
)
6. Tested in Desktop and works as expected.
7. Published to Service and the filter now works (data for four states is displayed).

IN seems much more practical than OR and I've seen on postings that 'IN' was recently implemented in DAX for PBI, but maybe there's still a bug?

@PavelR has been able to reproduce this bug.

Thank you!

Hi @benswift,

 

To use IN operator, we need to use curly braces "{ }". See: DAX Operator Reference.

 

In your scenario, please modify the role in desktop as below:

 

[State] IN {"DC","MD","MO","VA"}

 

Then republish the report to service, Test as role should work.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

I see it's all clearly stated here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee634237.aspx

Thanks very much @v-qiuyu-msft, this works! However, I would still consider it a bug from the Power BI perspective - the IN statement in () should not work in Desktop if it's not going to work in the Service.

Regards,

Ben

PavelR
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

I agree with @benswift about that consistency between desktop and service. It is quite confusing.

 

Regards.

Pavel

@PavelR

@benswift

@v-qiuyu-msft

Can someone tell me how to write NOT IN, it's not working for me. My expression is:

defaulter = IF(TIMESHEETANALYSISCUBE[WORKER NAME] IN {TIMESHEETANALYSISCUBE[WorkerNameDEF]},TIMESHEETANALYSISCUBE[WORKER NAME])

But I want to use NOT IN.

Thanks for your time.

@AnandRanga

Marco Russo suggests next:

CALCULATE (
    [Sales Amount],
    NOT ( Products[Color] IN VALUES ( Products[Color] ) )
)

Hi @PavelR, thanks for looking into that - appreciated. I will file a new issue as you suggest - once I've worked out how to!

Best,

Ben

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