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Deeintu
Helper I
Helper I

How to apply filter on multiple columns with OR operator using DAX formula

Hello all,

 

I'm trying to apply multiple filter conditions in the DAX formula, but getting syntax error.

Filter condition 1:  Asset[Program] = "Primary Assets"

Filter condition 2: Asset[Category] IN ("ASM", "NSN","TPG","STB")

 

This part is execueted correctly without any error:

------------------------------------------------------

 

evaluate filter( SUMMARIZECOLUMNS(
Asset[Type],
Asset[Program],
Asset[Category],
Sales[Period],
Sales[Quantity])
, Asset[Program] = "Primary Assets")

 

But I want to include 2nd filter condition in the DAX but it's not working i.e.   

(Asset[Category] = "NSN" OR
Asset[Category] = "NSN" OR
Asset[Category] = "TPG" OR
Asset[Category] = "STB")

 

Could you please tell me how to add 2nd condtion to the above DAX formula with OR operator.

 

My expected output should be somting like this:

 

evaluate filter( SUMMARIZECOLUMNS(
Asset[Type],
Asset[Program],
Asset[Category],
Sales[Period],
Sales[Quantity])
, Asset[Program] = "Primary Assets"

below condition need to be included in the DAX

OR Asset[Category] = "NSN"

OR Asset[Category] = "NSN"

OR Asset[Category] = "TPG"

OR Asset[Category] = "STB"

)

 

Thanks

Dee

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OwenAuger
Super User
Super User

Hi @Deeintu 

You can tweak your current syntax to apply Filter Condition 1 OR Filter Condition 2:

 

EVALUATE
FILTER (
    SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
        Asset[Type],
        Asset[Program],
        Asset[Category],
        Sales[Period],
        Sales[Quantity]
    ),
    OR (
        Asset[Program] = "Primary Assets",
        Asset[Category] IN { "ASM", "NSN", "TPG", "STB" }
    )
)

 

One potential performance issue with FILTER( SUMMARIZECOLUMNS(...)) is that SUMMARIZECOLUMNS returns the full table (which contains some unwanted rows) which is then iterated over with FILTER.

 

An alternative, which may perform better, is to construct a table containing the filter condition, and provide that as an argument in SUMMARIZECOLUMNS after the Groupby columns. Something like this:

 

EVALUATE
VAR FilterTable =
    UNION (
        CROSSJOIN (
            TREATAS ( { "Primary Assets" }, Asset[Program] ),
            ALL ( Asset[Category] )
        ),
        CROSSJOIN (
            ALL ( Asset[Program] ),
            TREATAS ( { "ASM", "NSN", "TPG", "STB" }, Asset[Category] )
        )
    )
RETURN
    SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
        Asset[Type],
        Asset[Program],
        Asset[Category],
        Sales[Period],
        Sales[Quantity],
        FilterTable
    )

 

 

See also this article (which the 2nd approach above is based on):

https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/using-or-conditions-between-slicers-in-dax/

 

Regards,

Owen


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OwenAuger
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Super User

Hi @Deeintu 

You can tweak your current syntax to apply Filter Condition 1 OR Filter Condition 2:

 

EVALUATE
FILTER (
    SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
        Asset[Type],
        Asset[Program],
        Asset[Category],
        Sales[Period],
        Sales[Quantity]
    ),
    OR (
        Asset[Program] = "Primary Assets",
        Asset[Category] IN { "ASM", "NSN", "TPG", "STB" }
    )
)

 

One potential performance issue with FILTER( SUMMARIZECOLUMNS(...)) is that SUMMARIZECOLUMNS returns the full table (which contains some unwanted rows) which is then iterated over with FILTER.

 

An alternative, which may perform better, is to construct a table containing the filter condition, and provide that as an argument in SUMMARIZECOLUMNS after the Groupby columns. Something like this:

 

EVALUATE
VAR FilterTable =
    UNION (
        CROSSJOIN (
            TREATAS ( { "Primary Assets" }, Asset[Program] ),
            ALL ( Asset[Category] )
        ),
        CROSSJOIN (
            ALL ( Asset[Program] ),
            TREATAS ( { "ASM", "NSN", "TPG", "STB" }, Asset[Category] )
        )
    )
RETURN
    SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
        Asset[Type],
        Asset[Program],
        Asset[Category],
        Sales[Period],
        Sales[Quantity],
        FilterTable
    )

 

 

See also this article (which the 2nd approach above is based on):

https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/using-or-conditions-between-slicers-in-dax/

 

Regards,

Owen


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Thanks for your help OwenAuger!

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