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Measure taking too long to load

I created a measure to be used in a line graph that shows the number of nationalities over time.


However the visual is taking too long to load with over 250,000ms (from performance analyser).


Below is the measure that I am currently using:

count_unique_involved_parties =

VAR thisDate=selectedvalue(company_details[Registration Date])

VAR filters_var = FILTER(ALLSELECTED(company_details),company_details[Registration Date]<=thisDate)


CALCULATE(DISTINCTCOUNT(auth_inv_bo[identification_document]), filters_var)


Any idea how I can optimise such measure to help the visual load faster

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Hi Rico,


Thanks a lot for your reply. I have tried to change some features including the data source and reducing the amount of tables used. However, I still can't understand why when I check the performance analyzer of powerBi it still shows that most time to load is being taken by the DAX query (as you can see in the image).






Kind Regards,


Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,


You have use variables and selectvalue() which we could do to optimise dax. Your code is easy and I think there is no place for us to change on it. As far as I know, measure return too long may also caused by many other conditons.

You can optimize your solution at different architectural layers. Layers include:

  • The data source(s)
  • The data model
  • Visualizations, including dashboards, Power BI reports, and Power BI paginated reports
  • The environment, including capacities, data gateways, and the network

Here I suggest you to refer to below offical blog to learn more details.

For reference: Optimization guide for Power BI


Best Regards,
Rico Zhou


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