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Advocate I

Equal to comparison between two measures

I know that it sounds like a beginner level problem, but being a seasoned Power BI guy I've ran into a quite weird scenario that upon comparing two measures, the equal to comparison is not working correctly. 

Here's the DAX: 

IF([Total Activities]=[Yearly Average of Activities],2) 
Context: I see that when these two values are infact equal, it does not return 2. 


Thanks for your help in advance.
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PhilipTreacy
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@a1b1c1 

Please supply some data to test and examples of when this does not work.  

How are you calculating the 2 measures [Total Activities] and [Yearly Average of Activities] ?

What data types are these measures?  By their naming I'd expect [Total Activities] to be Whole Number and  [Yearly Average of Activities] to be a Decimal?

If so, could it be that the decimal is formatted to look like a whole number, thereby giving the impression that both measures are equal at times?

Regards

Phil



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Advocate I

@PhilipTreacy I found out partially it was due to formatting (decimal formatted as whole number), topped up with some filter context issues which I took care of. 
Cheers mate. 🙂

PhilipTreacy
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Super User

@a1b1c1 

Please supply some data to test and examples of when this does not work.  

How are you calculating the 2 measures [Total Activities] and [Yearly Average of Activities] ?

What data types are these measures?  By their naming I'd expect [Total Activities] to be Whole Number and  [Yearly Average of Activities] to be a Decimal?

If so, could it be that the decimal is formatted to look like a whole number, thereby giving the impression that both measures are equal at times?

Regards

Phil



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If I helped you, click on the Thumbs Up to give Kudos.


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