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giacomobonetti
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Error when creating a calculated column

I want to create a calculated column out of the division of a column, which is in one table, and a calculated column which is in another table.

 

The formula I am using is: 

 

Column = -DIVIDE(ExpensesData[TOT Expense];SalesData[Total Revenue])

 

The problem arises when I type in the name of the second column (SalesData[Total Revenue]), and the error says: "A single value for column 'Total Revenue' in table 'SalesData' cannot be determined. This can happen when a measure formula refers to a column that contains many values without specifying an aggregation such as min, max, count, or sum to get a single result."

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Greg_Deckler
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Probably need to use RELATED or RELATEDTABLE in your calculation.


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v-huizhn-msft
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Hi @giacomobonetti,

Is there relationship between ExpensesData and SalesData table? Just as @Greg_Deckler posted, you should use RELATED function. Could you please share the sample data or screenshot for further analysis?

 

Best Regards,

Angelia

Thank you both for your help. I solved the problem by creating new columns directly in the dataset, although I will keep in mind the function in case I find myself in the same situation again.

 

Cheers,

Giacomo 

Greg_Deckler
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Probably need to use RELATED or RELATEDTABLE in your calculation.


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