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Helper II

Relationships and Lookups



I have one column that performs a lookup if another column matches criteria: if(category=30,"30",lookupvalue(table1(task),table1(category),task(category)


When I try and make a lookup (or relationship) between two tables using this category column the typed data, 30, is not being detected and throwing off my measures?


How can this be resolved? They are both data type text

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Community Support

Hi @sparkplug93751 ,


Would you please inform us more detailed information( your sample data(by OneDrive for Business)) if possible? Then we will help you more correctly.


Based on your dax formula, I suggest you change it to:



Column = IF('task'[category] = "30","30",LOOKUPVALUE('table1'[task],'table1'[category],'task'[category])



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Best Regards,

Dedmon Dai

Super User
Super User


You can move data like this from table2 to table 1

Get from Table 2

New Column = maxx(filter(table2,table2[Col1]= table1[col1] && table2[Col2]= table1[col2] ),table2[required_col])
New Column = maxx(filter(table1,table1[Col1]= earlier(table1[col1]) && table1[Col1]= earlier(table1[col2]) ),table1[required_col])

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Super User

That's really difficult to answer without some data, relationships information, etc. Please see this post regarding How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly:

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