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Anonymous
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Using DAX to get the total sum of a measure

Hey,

 

I have a column of data and beside it a dax measure:

Item 1 | 60

Item 2 | 30 

Item 3 | 30

 

I need to create a third measurement, which is the first dax measure divided by the sum of all the dax measures in that second column. For ex, the third measure for item 1 would be 60/(60+30+30)

Item 1 | 60 | 60/(60+30+30)

Item 2 | 30 | 30/(60+30+30)

Item 3 | 30 | 30/(60+30+30)

 

How can I obtain the sum of the first dax measure so that I can divide the first dax measure by the total sum of the first dax measure? Research has led me to a lot of similar questions but no great answers yet. SumX, All, Allselected don't appear to obtain this number.

 

Thanks!

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AlanRGroskreutz
Helper II
Helper II

I'm trying to do the same thing, but the DAX measure isn't part of a table as a calculated column, it's just a standalone Measure (or variable) named "distance".  I need to create a seperate variable wivch would be like the example above.  In this case it would be similar to Measure =distance/SUMX(distance).

ChrisMendoza
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@Anonymous,

 

Try something like:

 

Measure = 
VAR totalSum = CALCULATE(SUM(YourTableName[Value]),ALL(YourTableName))

VAR valueTotal =  SUM(YourTableName[Value]) 

RETURN DIVIDE(valueTotal,totalSum,0)





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Anonymous
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Thanks for the reply Chris,

 

I actually needed all filters to remain present except the context filter. I realized this could be accomplished by using AllSelected and specifying the columns causing row splits in your table, in this case the column for item1, item2, and item3. 

 

MeasureTitle = CALCULATE(SUM(table[column]), ALLSELECTED(table[column]))

 

Anonymous
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It seems like part of the key would be to ignore the row context. 

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