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Helper III
Helper III

Check if results of formula are blank and return another column as result?

I have a formula that goes:


IF (column1 <> BLANK(), LOOKUPVALUE (....), column2)


However that formula can still return blanks, as not all items that are being lookedup have an equivalent in the other table, so I think it's pulling blanks from there instead of using column2.


What I would like to do is to create a formula that basically says:


IF( IF (column1 <> BLANK(), LOOKUPVALUE (....), column2) = BLANK(), column3)


But this merely increases the number of blank values being returned, so this approach isn't working. Is there an equivalent formula that would basically say: If the results of the first part of the statement are still returnting blank results, use column3?


Solution Sage
Solution Sage



Please check the below DAX as it is giving the expected results as per your scenario.


SalfromTable_2 =
IF (
ISBLANK ( Table_1[ID] ),
LOOKUPVALUE ( Table_2[Sal2], Table_2[ID], Table_1[ID] )




Appreciate a Kudos! ‌‌
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Super User
Super User

Hello @SevsBo 

Check the attached PBIX, I have made a similar scenario.


Let me know if this helps!

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