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## Slicer Selected Value Not Working in Calculated Column Logic

Hello,

I am having what I think is a context issue.  I am basically trying to use the year from a datetime dimension table in a slicer and use the selected year to filter data in another table.  I created the following measure to capture the year selected:

Year Selected =

IF (

ISFILTERED ( '_Date Time Slicer'[Year] ),

IF( HASONEVALUE (  '_Date Time Slicer'[Year] ), LASTNONBLANK( '_Date Time Slicer'[Year], 0), YEAR(NOW())),

YEAR(NOW())

)

I have used cards to verify the above logic is working when selecting different years.  Since it wasn’t working initially, I created a measure in the ‘Directs’ table referencing the measure defined above as follows:

_Year Selected = '_Date Time Slicer'[Year Selected]

I know measures aren’t necessarily specific to a table, but I thought I would try it anyway.

Finally, the goal is to use the year selected from the slicer to drive the date range logic below, which is a calculated column.

Jan DCC Budget =

IF(Directs[Effective].[Date] <= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5) &&

Directs[Expiration].[Date] >= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5), Directs[Cost], 0)

I am currently only using previous and current years 2017 and 2018.  For the above example, the Directs[Cost] sum does not change, it is always the amount for 2018, even when selecting 2017.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

@curtismob

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION
Helper IV

This following appears to be working:

Jan DCC Budget as Measure =
CALCULATE(SUM(Directs[Cost]),
FILTER(Directs, Directs[Effective] <= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5) && Directs[Expiration] >= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5)))

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Super User

The following should be measure, you should use aggregation with cost

```Jan DCC Budget as Measure =
IF(Directs[Effective].[Date] <= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5) &&
Directs[Expiration].[Date] >= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5), SUM(Directs[Cost]), 0)```

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Helper IV

@parry2k, thank you for the quick response, but unfortunately your suggestion doesn't work.

Directs[Effective].[Date] and Directs[Expiration].[Date] are Directs columns, not measures, so they are not valid for use in a measure.  These are both red underlined.

I will try and see if using CALCULATE will work.

Helper IV

I tried the following:

Jan DCC Budget as Measure =
CALCULATE(SUM(Directs[Cost]), Directs[Effective] <= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5), Directs[Expiration] >= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5))

The above with the follwoing error.

A function 'CALCULATE' has been used in a True/False expression that is used as a table filter expression. This is not allowed.

Helper IV

This following appears to be working:

Jan DCC Budget as Measure =
CALCULATE(SUM(Directs[Cost]),
FILTER(Directs, Directs[Effective] <= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5) && Directs[Expiration] >= DATE(Directs[_Year Selected], 1, 5)))

Super User

Sweet, good for you. There you go!!

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Super User

Sorry I missed that, yes please sure calculate

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