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## Using one measure in another measure

Hello community:)

How to use a measure in creating another measure? I have gone through some of the documentation and tutorials but when implemented I am facing issues? Can anyone help me out with this?

The issue is that the cost that I am calculating is not taking into consideration the distinct emp measure instead it is taking the count that was previously present i.e. the values before the distinctEmp measure.

Main measure:

Cost = FORMAT(SUM('table1'[Unitary Cost (cost per unit yearly)])*SUMX('table2','table2'[distinctEmp]), "Standard")
The measure that is used:
distinctEmp = DISTINCTCOUNT('table2'[Employee ID])

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@ssai  Relationships and context is very important. How is table1 related to table 2?

You may need to use a RELATEDTABLE function, change/fix relationships, and maybe adjust your measure.

I'm thinking something like:

Cost = FORMAT(SUMX('table1', 'table1'[Unitary Cost (cost per unit yearly)] * [distinctEmp]), "Standard")

but depends what you're trying to calculate.

Please @mention me in your reply if you want a response.

Copying DAX from this post? Click here for a hack to quickly replace it with your own table names

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Super User

@ssai  Relationships and context is very important. How is table1 related to table 2?

You may need to use a RELATEDTABLE function, change/fix relationships, and maybe adjust your measure.

I'm thinking something like:

Cost = FORMAT(SUMX('table1', 'table1'[Unitary Cost (cost per unit yearly)] * [distinctEmp]), "Standard")

but depends what you're trying to calculate.

Please @mention me in your reply if you want a response.

Copying DAX from this post? Click here for a hack to quickly replace it with your own table names

Has this post solved your problem? Please Accept as Solution so that others can find it quickly and to let the community know your problem has been solved.
If you found this post helpful, please give Kudos C

I work as a Microsoft trainer and consultant, specialising in Power BI and Power Query.
www.excelwithallison.com

Frequent Visitor

@AllisonKennedy  Thankyou very much. The one you suggessted worked perfectly.

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