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How to pass the dates selected from slicer to create a new table

Hi gurus,


Please advise what's the best solution to pass the selected date to a table? 

I am able to get the result of the selected value as date however it doesn't seem to be passing it correctly.


Selected Day1 = DATEVALUE(SELECTEDVALUE(UnionTable[Current Report Date]))
In my table, I would like to pass the Selected Day1
ViewCompare =
SUMMARIZE( FILTER( UnionTable, UnionTable[Current Report Date] = [Selected Day1]),
UnionTable[Current Report Date],
UnionTable[Previous Forecast]

*** If I change the Selected Day 1 to another measure which has a date calculation, it is able to pick it up.
Example if I pass "Friday Last Week" instead of the "Selected Day1", the table is created with the correct values.
Friday Last Week = TODAY() - WEEKDAY(TODAY(),2) - 2

Another question is : How do I get the maximum date from the selected values? 
Thank you.
Community Support
Community Support


I confused with the table and expected output.  This is what I have now. I create a distinct table as the slicer, then create a variance measure.




Paul Zheng _ Community Support Team
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Hi Paul,


Thanks for simulating my model. In the pbix that you've created, the variance was computed based on the "date" column. My requirement is to compute the variance based on the reporting date on each date. There should only be 1 variance column as per my output.


So if we go back to my output, in my slicer if I select 09/05 & 06/05. 

You will see there that there is a variance shown as only 1 column; i.e., it is subtracting the 9/05/2021 value - 6/05/2021 value.

***** Note: I need these dates to be dynamic in such a way that if I select from my slicer 2 dates, it will reflect my columns as those selected dates and the variance should automatically subtract reporting date 1 - reporting date 2.


Thank you.


Super User
Super User


Selection made from the report slicers is not visible to the data model when you create a table.  

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Hi @Fowmy,


Thanks for your reply. You've got the same answer as @amitchandak  where I can't achieve what I'm trying to do with the table. Now I'm back at square 1 where I needed to get the variance of the the data on the rows as per the selected values in the slicer. Any suggestion for this?




Super User
Super User

@Anonymous , example


measure =
var _tab = summarize(filter(all(Table), Table[customer] in allselected(Table[Customer])),Table[product])
calculate(coutrows(Table), filter(all(Table), Table[product] in _tab))

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Sorry, I'm still confused. Where do I pass my Selected Day1 using the var table?

Super User
Super User

@Anonymous , You can not use slicer value in new calculated table.


You can use slicer value only in VAR Table, inside a measure

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Hi @amitchandak,


Thanks for your quick reply.

Is it possible for you to to give an example in the context to what I am trying to build please? I haven't tried using var table.

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