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Sasha
Helper III
Helper III

SUMX on one column

Hi,

I was wondering if there might be a case when we'll prefare using SUMX over SUM even if it involves just one column?

Thanks

Alex

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Zubair_Muhammad
Community Champion
Community Champion

@Sasha

 

Interesting!!

 

May be when you need to do some calculation on individual values of the Column before summing them up

 

For example

 

Measure =
SUMX (
    ALLSELECTED ( Table1[Column] ),
    IF ( [Column] < 3, [Column] * 10, [Column] * -10 )
)

Also SUMX is the only option when you have to sum the columns of a temporary table created using a VARIABLE


Regards
Zubair

Please try my custom visuals

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Zubair_Muhammad
Community Champion
Community Champion

@Sasha

 

Interesting!!

 

May be when you need to do some calculation on individual values of the Column before summing them up

 

For example

 

Measure =
SUMX (
    ALLSELECTED ( Table1[Column] ),
    IF ( [Column] < 3, [Column] * 10, [Column] * -10 )
)

Also SUMX is the only option when you have to sum the columns of a temporary table created using a VARIABLE


Regards
Zubair

Please try my custom visuals
Anonymous
Not applicable

Hi @Sasha 

 

SUMX uses Row context , so SUMX is preferred if you need row based data .

 

Thanks
Raj

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