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Anonymous
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## Choose earliest value as true value

Hi,

I'm stuck on this annoying problem. I would like to indicate where the highest cost arises based on

- NAME

- ALIAS

- BRANCH

- MONTH

Now my following MAX(COST)-column makes the following calculation:
IF(CALCULATE(MAX('TABLE'[COST]),

ALLEXCEPT('TABLE', 'TABLE'[MONTH],
'TABLE'[NAME],
'TABLE'[ALIAS],
'TABLE'[BRANCH))='TABLE'[COST],'TABLE'[COST],BLANK())

And my INDICATOR-column then makes it as a "1" if the entry is the maximum.

I have following table

 ID NAME ALIAS BRANCH MONTH YEAR COST MAX(COST) INDICATOR 1 VICTOR VLA CAR 1 2020 620 620 1 2 VICTOR VLA CAR 1 2020 453 3 VICTOR VLA CAR 1 2020 620 620 1 4 VICTOR VLA CAR 1 2020 249 5 VICTOR VLA TRUCK 2 2020 1219 1219 1 6 CARL CHO CAR 2 2020 310 310 1 7 CARL CHO TRUCK 2 2020 918 8 CARL CHO TRUCK 2 2020 1328 1328 1

But, I only want my INDICATOR to count the earliest MAX-value, i.e. the second "620" given the same filters should just be blank as following:

 ID NAME ALIAS BRANCH MONTH YEAR COST MAX(COST) INDICATOR 1 VICTOR VLA CAR 1 2020 620 620 1 2 VICTOR VLA CAR 1 2020 453 3 VICTOR VLA CAR 1 2020 620 4 VICTOR VLA CAR 1 2020 249 5 VICTOR VLA TRUCK 2 2020 1219 1219 1 6 CARL CHO CAR 2 2020 310 310 1 7 CARL CHO TRUCK 2 2020 918 8 CARL CHO TRUCK 2 2020 1328 1328 1

As you can se from the table MAX(COST) is blank for ID='3'. How do I make sure my INDICATOR takes this into account?

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Super User

@Anonymous here is the measure and the result

``````Max Cost =
VAR __table =
ALLEXCEPT (
'Cost',
'Cost'[MONTH],
'Cost'[NAME],
'Cost'[ALIAS],
'Cost'[BRANCH]
)
VAR __id =
CALCULATE (
MIN ( Cost[ID] ),
TOPN ( 1, __table, CALCULATE ( MAX ( Cost[COST] ) ), DESC )
)
VAR __return =
IF ( MIN ( Cost[ID] ) = __id , 1  )
RETURN __return``````

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Anonymous
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When I try the code it just gives me the circular reference error. How can that be?

Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

You need to copy the code to measure instead of calculated column.

Best Regards,
Henry

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Anonymous
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What if I don't have an ID-column? How should I then approach it? I know it sounds silly, but making this code work without using the ID would be better in my case 🙂

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