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## Measure not recognizing columns

I am very inexperienced with DAX and I get confused when I try to create a measure and I cant reference a coulmn from a table that I want.

For example if i want to use an "If" Statement with a date it wont let me reference the date column or the date table.

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If you reference a column in a measure, you must wrap the column in an aggregation function like MIN, MAX, SUM, AVERAGE, etc.

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Helper III

Why bother having a DAX function named TRIM() if it cannot find any text column that you supply?  What is the point?

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If you reference a column in a measure, you must wrap the column in an aggregation function like MIN, MAX, SUM, AVERAGE, etc.

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Hello,

I have a question concerning your solution. I want to get the value of "visit24hrs" for today for each title in my report. I now used this formula:

result = CALCULATE(SUM(AnalyticsView[Visits24h]), FILTER(ALL( AnalyticsView), (Date(2023,03,02) = AnalyticsView[Date])))

In my chart I use for Y Title and for X result. BUT then I get the same number (the summed result) for each Title.
Question: How can I display the result for an Item in my chart? Without the "sum" in the formula I am not able to use Visits24hrs in the measure (it says it can not regognize the column)

Frequent Visitor

@Greg_Deckler I have the same issue but I'm not sure I understand your solution.

I'm trying to use Switch(True() to have conditions on a date column before some calculations, but it's not working as you can see below:

Anonymous
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What does it mean to wrap them?  I am having this issue as well.

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you have to do it like that:

Measure = sume(table[column])

Anonymous
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Any idea if there's a similar solution for string/text values?

I'm having a lot of trouble with creating logical expressions based on text in measure fields.

Anonymous
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Thanks for the reply, that makes a lot of sense now

Regular Visitor

Where is the solution to this? Having the same problem.

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