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Allisond
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Using VAR if returns BLANK then next Calculation in Switch True

Good Afternoon, 
This is a small sample of what I am trying to do to get a value closest to a date. I have multiple VAR for -29 days, -31 days etc.. 
 
Please see below.  My first Result for "ThirtyDWt" works perfectly, however, if it results BLANK, I would like the SWITCH (TRUE()) to move on to the next else calculation.  I am only getting a -30DWt (if one is there) or a BLANK result.  It does not reach to the second "Else" to look for the -31 as I had hoped.   Can anyone help me with what I am doing wrong?
 
30 Day Measurement=
VAR CurrentPT = Measurements[PatientID]
VAR ThirtyD = DATEADD(Measurements[Measurement Date],-30,DAY)
VAR ThirtyDWt = CALCULATE(MAX(Measurements[Weight (lbs.)]), FILTER(Measurements, Measurements[PatientID] = CurrentPt && Measurements[Measurement Date] = ThirtyD))
VAR ThirtyMin1 = DATEADD(Measurements[Measurement Date],-31,DAY)
VAR ThirtyMin1Wt = CALCULATE(MAX(Measurements[Weight (lbs.)]), FILTER(Measurements, Measurements[PatientID] = CurrentPt && Measurements[Measurement Date] = ThirtyMin1))
 VAR ValidRow =Measurements[Valid Wt Change Row] = "True"
 
Return
SWITCH(TRUE(),
ValidRow, ThirtyDWt,   --- WORKS
ValidRow && ThirtyDWt = BLANK(), ThirtyMin1Wt,  ----Does NOT WORK
BLANK()) ---WORKS
 
Can anyone see what I am missing?
Thank you for taking the time to take a look at this!
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PhilipTreacy
Super User
Super User

Hi @Allisond 

It's abit complicated to understand but looking at your SWITCH, the order of the logic needs changing.  If ValidRow is True then the 2nd line (ValidRow && ThirtyDWt) will never be evaluated

Try this

Return
SWITCH(

TRUE(),

ValidRow && ThirtyDWt = BLANK(), ThirtyMin1Wt,

ValidRow, ThirtyDWt,

BLANK()

)
 

Regards

Phil



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PhilipTreacy
Super User
Super User

Hi @Allisond 

It's abit complicated to understand but looking at your SWITCH, the order of the logic needs changing.  If ValidRow is True then the 2nd line (ValidRow && ThirtyDWt) will never be evaluated

Try this

Return
SWITCH(

TRUE(),

ValidRow && ThirtyDWt = BLANK(), ThirtyMin1Wt,

ValidRow, ThirtyDWt,

BLANK()

)
 

Regards

Phil



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PaulDBrown
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@Allisond 

Could you please provide a sample dataset or PBIX file? And a depiction of what you are trying to calculate





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Ah!   So I have a number of these parameters.  I will try to plug those in this am and use the original last and give it a try this am and get back.  Thank you!

@Allisond 

OK no worries.  Yes, the order of the lines is important.

Regards

Phil



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I was not leveraging the logic correctly thinking about the "true" and how if false then moves to the next.   Adjusted my statements to 

 

Valid Row && ThirtyDWt <> BLANK(), ThirtyDWt,

Valid Row && ThirtyDMin1Wt <> BLANK(), ThirtyDMin1Wt,

Etc.

 

And this seemed to take care of it.   Thank you for your help in getting me to think this through.

Hi @Allisond 

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regards

Phil



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