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Helper IV
Helper IV

Formatting color in a Dax formula

Out of curiosity are you able to conditionally format values that are formatted like 0:00:00? I'm looking to format things that are above 15 minutes. I tried including a color VAR in my DAX Formula to format it. So what I added was the VAR color and the & IF statement. It seemed to have worked, however instead of making the values red, it added the #ff0000" at the end of those that were above 15 minutes.


Avg Response Time (Mins) = VAR hours = ROUNDDOWN( 'ReadTime'[AvgResponseTime] / 3600,0) VAR minutes = ROUNDDOWN( MOD( 'ReadTime'[AvgResponseTime], 3600) / 60, 0) VAR seconds = INT( MOD ('ReadTime'[AvgResponseTime], 60) ) VAR color = "0:15:00" RETURN FORMAT(hours, "0") & ":" & FORMAT(minutes, "00") & ":" & FORMAT(seconds, "00") & IF(minutes > 15, "#ff0000", BLANK())

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Hi, @PrivateAnalytic ,

please provide some sample data in your tables (exclude sensitive data) with Text format and your expected result with backend logic and special examples. It is better if you can share a simplified pbix file. You can refer the following link to upload the file to the community. Thank you.

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Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @PrivateAnalytic ;

You could create a column as follows:

Time in Text = 
VAR Seconds =[Column1]
VAR Minutes =
VAR Hours =
VAR ss =
    Hours & ":" & Minutes & ":" & ss

The final show:


Then create a conditional measure.

Measure = IF(INT(MOD(MAX('Table (2)'[Column1]),3600)/60)>15, "#ff0000","black")


The final show:


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Yalan Wu
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Hello! @v-yalanwu-msft Provided is a screenshot of what what I'm using, measures created, and the end goal. I attempted creating a column and measure you provided however it didn't seem to work right



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Super User

@PrivateAnalytic You should be able to use conditional formatting rules to do this.


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I do try to do that, however when I try to click on the conditional formatting, and select the field, it blurs out the field. It is an already created calculation, so that is why I am trying to use dax to color.

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