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Can Power BI allow circular references?



Can Power BI allow circular references?

Like Excel




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@HJK , I doubt that, But need context.


But formula like this  not supported 


B2 = B1+ A1

B3= B2+A2


The information you have provided is not making the problem clear to me. Can you please explain with an example.

Appreciate your Kudos.

Thank you for your reply.


This is a circular referencing Excel example.
This is a sample of costing by rolling up the BOM.
The purchased sub-item E goes into D, and D and C go into B.
Finally, B goes into A.
At this time, the same column F is referenced, but a circular reference error occurs in POWER BI.

No error occurs in Excel.

(check the excel formula)
I want to implement this in Power BI.
How can I do it?




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