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Helper III

## Nested Calculated Items in Calculation Group

All,

Fairly new to calculation groups and want to know if the following is possible.

My calculation group has 2 calculated items A and B.  I want to get a percentage, and add a third item C = DIVIDE (A, B). My question is if there is a way to reference the calculation items in the expression for C or do I need to repeat the expression in C, as in DIVIDE ( A expr, B expr).

Reason I ask is for maintainability, if I change A for example, I would need to change the A expression in C, otherwise I would be off. Also, the expression for my B item is quite lengthy and want to keep it easier to read.

Thanks

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This was clutch! Thanks @gronnerup

Be carefull of using sideways recursion as it can cause a number of problems. Instead write the full expression again.

But answering you question this can be achived though

``````DIVIDE(
CALCULATE(SELECTEDMEASURE(), 'CalcGroup'[CalcColumn] = "Calc item A"),
CALCULATE(SELECTEDMEASURE(), 'CalcGroup'[CalcColumn] = "Calc item B")
)``````

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/analysis-services/tabular-models/calculation-groups?view=asallprodu...

HI, Did you manage to acheive this? I'm trying to do the same....

Community Champion

Hi @mcolb88 ,

Use Variables.

https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/variables-in-dax/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/guidance/dax-variables

Regards,
Harsh Nathani
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Helper III

I undestand the use of variables, I don't want to repeat the expression in the calculation of item C, I simply want to reference another calculated item. Is that possible?

Thanks

Anonymous
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You can use one calc item in another in the same group. Just be careful not to introduce infinite loops.

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