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Anonymous
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Problem in selecting Max date

Hello,

 

Can anyone guide me into the right direction here?

 

I need to add a column to a table, that returns the maximum date value from the table, considering also the current filter selection.

 

It works perfectly well, when I add it as a measure, but I cannot seem to figure a way to return this value into the table behind to be used in the creation of another custom column.

 

The setup is pretty basic. A fact table joined to a Dimensional date table.

 

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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HI, @Anonymous

calculated column and calculate table can't be affected by any slicer. you could create a measure instead of column.

 

Notice:

1. Calculation column/table not support dynamic changed based on filter or slicer.

(So MAX(table[column]) will return fixed value)
2. Measure can be affected by filter/slicer, so you can use it to get dynamic summary result.

 

here is reference:

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Different-between-calculated-column-and-measure-Using-SUM/t...

https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/calculated-columns-and-measures-in-dax/

 

Best Regards,
Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
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themistoklis
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@Anonymous

 

Try the following DAX formula:

 

Column = CALCULATE(MAX('Calendar'[Date]), ALL('Master Table'))

Master Table is my fact table and Calendar is the custome calendar table.

You can change them based on your needs

Anonymous
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Hi @themistoklis

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Unfortunately, this returns the max of the Calendar date table, without taking the active filtering into consideration.

 

date example.PNG

@Anonymous

 

When you say active filtering do you mean filter on dates or on other fields?

 

Can you also share the file with us, and a sample of the desired output?

Anonymous
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@themistoklis

 

The filter is done by a slicer currently :).

 

I have created an example file. I'd like the Custom Column (Column_MaxDate) to return the same value as the Measure (Measure_MaxDate) does.

 

You can find the example file in the link below. If prompted a password use 'PBI'

https://transfernow.net/280sp1x9l54t

 

Again thanks for helping 🙂

HI, @Anonymous

calculated column and calculate table can't be affected by any slicer. you could create a measure instead of column.

 

Notice:

1. Calculation column/table not support dynamic changed based on filter or slicer.

(So MAX(table[column]) will return fixed value)
2. Measure can be affected by filter/slicer, so you can use it to get dynamic summary result.

 

here is reference:

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Different-between-calculated-column-and-measure-Using-SUM/t...

https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/calculated-columns-and-measures-in-dax/

 

Best Regards,
Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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Hi  @v-lili6-msft

 

Thank you for the response and clarification - I appreciate that.

 

Best,

Steffen

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