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Using a Parameter as a filter and in calculated measures

So I am coming from Tableau.

In Tableau you can create a parameter that can be effectively used as a drop down box for filtering a dashboard.


Then you can have calculated measures to say like IF PARAMTER A = "Qty" then (use a measure containing quantity) else

IF PARAMTER A = "Dollars" then (use a measure containing # Value) else etc etc etc


In other words, IF I filter the paramter to "Qty", because I am using that calculated measure described above, all the charts would show quantity as their values.  IF I filter the paramter to "Dollars" then all the charts show dollars, etc...


Any ideas as to how this is done in Power BI?  Thanks!

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Hi @hellfire45 

Would you like this result?


If so, create a table


Then create a measure

Measure =
    SELECTEDVALUE ( 'parameter table'[parameter to select] ),
    "Qty", [Measure_quantity],
    "Dollars", [Measure_value]


Best Regards
Community Support Team _ Maggie Li
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