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problem with "if" function

Hi every one

When I select the if function, the dex bar does not show the columns that I select

please help me


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Community Support

Hi @farhad_mahan 

It seems that you use the if() function in measure, when you use the condition, you need to add some function then the column can display,


Measure =
IF ( SELECTEDVALUE ( table[id] ) = 1, 1, 0 )

If the column type is number, you can use the function as @Idrissshatila  mentioned, such as sum(), max() and so on, if the column type is text you can use the function such as, max(), selectedvalue().


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Hello @farhad_mahan ,


the if function in a measure only takes functions like sum(column) or min, avg or etc.. but it doesn't take a column value directly.


but when you're using if in a calculated column then you could reference the column directly.


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