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## "SummarizeColumns() and AddMissingltems() may not be used in this context" [a Measure in a matrix]

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to create a measure that finds the highest monthly total of clicks from a range of months, but been having problems. I've managed to do this by creating a new (calculated) table using SUMMARIZECOLUMNS and applying a measure, but that seems inefficient. Really I just want to do all that in a measure.

So I've created a new measure, used a couple of variables to create the table and then am using the same basic bit of code in the return section as worked before, only now I get this error message (when I click on details):

Couldn't load the data for this visual
MdxScript(Model) (193, 13) Calculation error in measure 'Measures
not be used in this context.

Any ideas why?
Here's my measure code (the bit above the return works fine to produce a stand alone table)

``````Hotspot =
var tablx = SUMMARIZECOLUMNS(Dates[MonthYr],Clicks[link name],"Total Clicks",SUM(Clicks[unique clicks]))
Return
CALCULATE(MAXX(tablx,[Total Clicks]))``````

Thanks,

Matt

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION
Super User

You can't use SUMMARIZECOLUMNS in a measure, you need to use a combination of ADDCOLUMNS and SUMMARIZE. Try

``````Hotspot =
VAR tablx =
SUMMARIZE ( Clicks, Dates[MonthYr], Clicks[link name] ),
"Total Clicks", CALCULATE ( SUM ( Clicks[unique clicks] ) )
)
RETURN
CALCULATE ( MAXX ( tablx, [Total Clicks] ) )
``````
4 REPLIES 4
Super User

You can't use SUMMARIZECOLUMNS in a measure, you need to use a combination of ADDCOLUMNS and SUMMARIZE. Try

``````Hotspot =
VAR tablx =
SUMMARIZE ( Clicks, Dates[MonthYr], Clicks[link name] ),
"Total Clicks", CALCULATE ( SUM ( Clicks[unique clicks] ) )
)
RETURN
CALCULATE ( MAXX ( tablx, [Total Clicks] ) )
``````
Resolver I

The only thing is that when I put it into a matrix with the "Dates[MonthYr]" field as a column, it still just gives me the max (i.e. same as the sum) for each month, even once, I've added an ALL(Dates[MonthYr]) into the second CALCULATE function.

Any idea why that bit's not working?

Matt

Super User

The summary table is still being filtered by the date, try

``````Hotspot =
VAR tablx =
CALCULATETABLE (
SUMMARIZE ( Clicks, Dates[MonthYr], Clicks[link name] ),
REMOVEFILTERS ( Dates )
),
"Total Clicks", CALCULATE ( SUM ( Clicks[unique clicks] ) )
)
RETURN
CALCULATE ( MAXX ( tablx, [Total Clicks] ) )
``````
Resolver I

Thanks for this, I just had to tweak it to move the removefilters to outside of the ADDCOLUMNS, rather than just inside and then it worked.

``````Hotspot =
var tablx =
CALCULATETABLE(
SUMMARIZE ( Clicks, Dates[MonthYr], Clicks[link name] ),
"Total Clicks", CALCULATE ( SUM ( Clicks[unique clicks] ) ) ),
REMOVEFILTERS(Dates)
)
RETURN
CALCULATE ( MAXX ( tablx, [Total Clicks] ))``````

Thank you so much. Much appreciated.

Matt

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