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TL5866
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FILTERS() vs VALUES()

Hi,

 

DAX has two functions that can be used as filter in CALCULATE: VALUES() and FILTERS().

Would anyone know how they really differ - apart from the fact that VALUES() also takes a table as parameter ? I have done a few tests, but could not spot a difference in results...

 

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v-sihou-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

@TL5866

 

They have difference. FILTERS() will directly apply the column as filter into your calculation, which will ingore other filter. But for VALUES(), it just returns a table of single column with distinct values, which means it will take other filter as well. Please see my sample below: 

 

Measure with VALUES = COUNTROWS(VALUES('Table'[YearMonth]))
Measure with FILTERS = COUNTROWS(FILTERS('Table'[YearMonth]))

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Regards, 

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v-sihou-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

@TL5866

 

They have difference. FILTERS() will directly apply the column as filter into your calculation, which will ingore other filter. But for VALUES(), it just returns a table of single column with distinct values, which means it will take other filter as well. Please see my sample below: 

 

Measure with VALUES = COUNTROWS(VALUES('Table'[YearMonth]))
Measure with FILTERS = COUNTROWS(FILTERS('Table'[YearMonth]))

224.PNG

 

Regards, 

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