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ViorelCa
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Variable error powerpivot

Dear Colleagues,

 

When I calculate this single expression it is ok:

 

LastActualDate:=LASTNONBLANK(Clasa6si7[FECHA],1)

 

But when I wrap it inside a variable, I get the error "The syntax for LastActualDate is incorrect"

 

Am I doing something wrong? (Excel2013 Powerpivot)

 

BudgetYTD:=

 

VAR

LastActualDate:=LASTNONBLANK(Clasa6si7[FECHA],1)

RETURN

 

CALCULATE(
SUM(AppendOGOAll[P2017cost]),
FILTER(
ALL(CalendarTable[Calendar Date]),
CalendarTable[Calendar Date] <= LastActualDate
))

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Hi @ViorelCa

 

1. DAX variables are only available from the 2015 edition of DAX so: PowerPivot for Excel 2016, Power BI Desktop & SSAS 2016. Thus, not in PowerPivot for Excel 2013.

2. In any of the three softwares mentioned above, you should remove the " " in the variable definition and also remove the 'filter' function (which is useless thanks to the variable).

This one would work:

 

BudgetYTD = VAR LastActualDate=LASTNONBLANK(Clasa6si7[FECHA],1) RETURN
Calculate( SUM(AppendOGOAll[P2017cost]) , CalendarTable[Calendar Date] <= LastActualDate)

 

 

 

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2 REPLIES 2

Hi @ViorelCa

 

1. DAX variables are only available from the 2015 edition of DAX so: PowerPivot for Excel 2016, Power BI Desktop & SSAS 2016. Thus, not in PowerPivot for Excel 2013.

2. In any of the three softwares mentioned above, you should remove the " " in the variable definition and also remove the 'filter' function (which is useless thanks to the variable).

This one would work:

 

BudgetYTD = VAR LastActualDate=LASTNONBLANK(Clasa6si7[FECHA],1) RETURN
Calculate( SUM(AppendOGOAll[P2017cost]) , CalendarTable[Calendar Date] <= LastActualDate)

 

 

 

Dear Tristan,

Thanks a lot for your quick reply!
Now it is clear!
How confuzing are these differences in the Microsoft BI microsystem!

Kind regards,
Viorel

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