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siddhantk989
Helper III
Helper III

How to create a dynamic measure name in Power BI?

Hi,

 

   I am  trying to create a measure name with current year in it. For example the measure name for 2017 should be 2017 Sales and then it should automatically change to 2018 Sales in 2018. Is there any way to achieve this in Power BI?

 

Thanks,

Siddhant

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bjoshi
Resolver I
Resolver I

Hi @siddhantk989,

 

Like @dkay84_PowerBI said, it might not be possible to dynamically change the measure name. How about keeping the measure name same, but changing the measure value dynamically based on the year.

For eg:

Title = Year(Now()) & " Sales"

If you are using this for a chart title then it would be "2017 Sales" in the year 2017 and "2018 Sales" in the year 2018.

 

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bjoshi
Resolver I
Resolver I

Hi @siddhantk989,

 

Like @dkay84_PowerBI said, it might not be possible to dynamically change the measure name. How about keeping the measure name same, but changing the measure value dynamically based on the year.

For eg:

Title = Year(Now()) & " Sales"

If you are using this for a chart title then it would be "2017 Sales" in the year 2017 and "2018 Sales" in the year 2018.

 

Thanks @bjoshi and @dkay84_PowerBI for the help. I think the way bjoshi suggested is the beast way of doing this

dkay84_PowerBI
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

You can create a text measure that will dynamically change based on slicer selection, and then put that measure as a card above your chart/visual.  As far as I know, you cannot have a dynamic measure name, only the output.

 

See the following:

https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2016/04/25/dynamic-chart-titles-in-power-bi/

@dkay84_PowerBI the above link is broken; Do you still have the updated link to the blog you mentioned?

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