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Dofrnan
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REMOVEFILTERS Not working with measure in VAR

Hi everyone,


I'm using REMOVEFILTERS to calculate overall Customer Sales, based on staff_id.
The following works perfectly:

 

Total Sales =
VAR TotalSales =
CALCULATE(
    [Customer Sales],
    REMOVEFILTERS(
        'Dim Employees'[staff_id]
    )
)
RETURN
TotalSales

Dofrnan_3-1713703383018.png

 

 

But if I add the same Customer Sales' measure to a variable and then use that variable in CALCULATE instead of the measure, it does not work. It returns Customer Sales for each staff_id, as if REMOVEFILTERS didn't exist.

Total Sales =
VAR Sales = [Customer Sales]
VAR TotalSales =
CALCULATE(
    Sales,
    REMOVEFILTERS(
        'Dim Employees'[staff_id]
    )
)
RETURN
TotalSales

Dofrnan_1-1713703315862.png

 

If a the variable is just storing the Customer Sales measure's result, shouldn't the output be the same?
Does anyone know why is this happening?

Thank you!
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Greg_Deckler
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@Dofrnan Yeah, so variables aren't variable in DAX. Once a "variable" is calculated, that's it, the value for the variable remains static. So, what you are doing won't work in DAX.


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Greg_Deckler
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@Dofrnan Yeah, so variables aren't variable in DAX. Once a "variable" is calculated, that's it, the value for the variable remains static. So, what you are doing won't work in DAX.


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Got it. 

Thank you!

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