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Anonymous
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This Calculate returns EARLIER/EARLIEST refers to an earlier row context which doesn't exist.

Hi, looking for some help with the error above. im using this function to calculate days in sequence. it returns an error that states i cant refer to an earlier row. any help is appreciated

 

 

SequenceDays = 
IF (
    'Table'[Group] = EARLIER ( 'Table'[Group] ),
    IF (
        DATEDIFF (
            EARLIER ( 'Table'[Date] ),
            'Table'[Date],
            DAY
        ) = 1,
        EARLIER ( 'Table'[SequenceDays] ) + 1,
        1
    ),
    1
)

 

 

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v-binbinyu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

Please try below dax formula:

 

SequenceDays =
VAR cur_date =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Table'[Date] )
VAR cur_group =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Table'[Group] )
VAR cur_sqday =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Table'[SequenceDays] )
VAR _val =
    IF (
        'Table'[Group] = cur_group,
        IF ( DATEDIFF ( cur_date, 'Table'[Date], DAY ) = 1, cur_sqday + 1, 1 ),
        1
    )
RETURN
    _val

 

If it doesn't work, please provide a screenshot of the results you are expecting and desensitized example data, it is very helpful for me to do test.

Thanks for your efforts & time in advance.

 

Best regards,
Community Support Team_Binbin Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Anonymous
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No Luck im afraid, The issue is a circular reference error. I cant call the calculated column im creating as i create it, i need to work out a way to have it iterate somehow. 

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Helper I

So presumably, in this particular example, SOLVED means not-solved?

v-binbinyu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

Please try below dax formula:

 

SequenceDays =
VAR cur_date =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Table'[Date] )
VAR cur_group =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Table'[Group] )
VAR cur_sqday =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'Table'[SequenceDays] )
VAR _val =
    IF (
        'Table'[Group] = cur_group,
        IF ( DATEDIFF ( cur_date, 'Table'[Date], DAY ) = 1, cur_sqday + 1, 1 ),
        1
    )
RETURN
    _val

 

If it doesn't work, please provide a screenshot of the results you are expecting and desensitized example data, it is very helpful for me to do test.

Thanks for your efforts & time in advance.

 

Best regards,
Community Support Team_Binbin Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Anonymous
Not applicable

No Luck im afraid, The issue is a circular reference error. I cant call the calculated column im creating as i create it, i need to work out a way to have it iterate somehow. 

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