expression But before, how would I need to alter my error-prone DAX statement in order to get - per itemno - the Min and Max - values from the "BaseTable"? Client tools like Excel and Power BI almost always generate context transitions to evaluate measures in the reports. name: The name given to a total or summarize column, enclosed in double quotes. However, I need the "Group By" action of SUMMARIZE. – John Donnelly Nov 13 '16 at 17:33 From what I know, because of using an expression inside the "Base Table", data linage is lost and thus, the row context from the 2nd ADDCOLUMNS is rather uneffective. Best regards, Konstantin In your edit I found your use of 'external filter' and 'internal filter' a little confusing. In DAX there's no way to create a string dynamically and execute it (like in SQL, for example). Any filter applied in DAX, say in a CALCULATE, was considered an 'inner' filter. ... To Summarize: Filter Context. Any DAX expression that returns a table of data. In The Definitive Guide to DAX I introduced such a function, but at the time of writing it was used only by Power BI and it wasn’t possible to include it in a measure, … This parameter cannot be an expression. Filter context filters, row context … The combined table resulting from this filter only contains columns explicitly listed in SUMMARIZECOLUMNS as grouping columns or filter columns. If one wants to apply a filter to the model, then we use the filter context. The FILTER function in DAX allows you to iterate down the rows of any table, creating a row context for each and testing whether the row should be included in your calculation. You can combine filters using keywords like AND and OR and also nest one filter within another. I'm not sure I put it right in the question. Example 1. Thanks for your response. Basically, there are 4 fields: 1) Year 2) Month 3) Type 4) Revenue I need to make a formula in order to get the % of year and % by month (same period). DAX query The CALCULATE function is the most important one in DAX. By passing a table as a filter to CALCULATE, all the columns of the table for the rows that are active in the filter context are applied as a filter. – Randy Minder Aug 28 '19 at 16:03 And this feature is the basis for the dynamic behavior you're talking about. It only tells the DAX which row to use from the table. Hi, I'm brand new on PowerBi, I have 3 facts and I need to get the % of comparison to the previous year. I always thought that any filter context in place outside of DAX was considered an 'external' or 'outer' filter. In the case of row-level calculation, we use the row context. One of the latest addition to DAX has been the ability to apply an external filter context to SUMMARIZECOLUMNS, which makes this function a perfect replacement for SUMMARIZE in DAX. groupBy_ColumnName (Optional) The qualified name of an existing column used to create summary groups based on the values found in it. SUMMARIZECOLUMNS always combines all the filters on the same table into a single filter. This function is not supported for use in DirectQuery mode when used in calculated columns or row-level security (RLS) rules. REMOVEFILTERS can only be used to clear filters but not to return a table. Doing a calculated table using "summarize" like below is fine, but totals do not change in the context of the filters against the raw data table. The CALCULATE function in DAX measures; Removing filters in an expression using CALCULATE (this blog) Using the CALCULATE function to replace filters Mainly there are two types of context in DAX, ... Filter context is the set of values allowed in each column, based on filter constraints that were applied to the row or that are defined by filter expressions within the formula. This blog shows you how to use it to replace, remove and amend the query context for a measure (and also explains what this sentence means!). 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