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Jeanxyz
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switch() syntax

Hi, I'm reading a DAX measure created by another developer and I get stuck with the following measure.

 

Reporting Amount Base_PL = SWITCH(

[Selected Currency],1,

[Group Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)],2,

[Company Currency Amount Base_PL],3,

[Budget Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)])

 

Can someone explain to me where is the evaluation condition in the function? I did a few test, it looks the formula always generate specific amounts instead of 1, 2,3,4. So why the function uses 1,2,3,4?

 

 

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CNENFRNL
Community Champion
Community Champion

Reporting Amount Base_PL =
SWITCH (
    [Selected Currency],
    1, [Group Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)],
    2, [Company Currency Amount Base_PL],
    3, [Budget Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)]
)

Thanks to the great efforts by MS engineers to simplify syntax of DAX! Most beginners are SUCCESSFULLY MISLED to think that they could easily master DAX; but it turns out that the intricacy of the most frequently used RANKX() is still way beyond their comprehension!

DAX is simple, but NOT EASY!

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parry2k
Super User
Super User

@Jeanxyz based on your question this is where the condition is getting checked:

 

Reporting Amount Base_PL =
SWITCH (
    [Selected Currency],   --take the value of selected currency 
    1, [Group Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)], --if it is 1 return this measure
    2, [Company Currency Amount Base_PL],    --if it is 2 return this measure
    3, [Budget Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)]  -- if it is 3 return this measure
)

--if none of above condition met, means selected currency is not 1, 2, 3 it will return blank


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parry2k
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Super User

@Jeanxyz based on your question this is where the condition is getting checked:

 

Reporting Amount Base_PL =
SWITCH (
    [Selected Currency],   --take the value of selected currency 
    1, [Group Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)], --if it is 1 return this measure
    2, [Company Currency Amount Base_PL],    --if it is 2 return this measure
    3, [Budget Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)]  -- if it is 3 return this measure
)

--if none of above condition met, means selected currency is not 1, 2, 3 it will return blank


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Learn Power BI and Fabric - subscribe to our YT channel - Click here: @PowerBIHowTo

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Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution. Proud to be a Super User! Appreciate your Kudos 🙂
Feel free to email me with any of your BI needs.

Thank you so much! I see what you mean 🙂 I will use dax formatter next time.

CNENFRNL
Community Champion
Community Champion

Reporting Amount Base_PL =
SWITCH (
    [Selected Currency],
    1, [Group Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)],
    2, [Company Currency Amount Base_PL],
    3, [Budget Currency Amount Base_PL (EUR)]
)

Thanks to the great efforts by MS engineers to simplify syntax of DAX! Most beginners are SUCCESSFULLY MISLED to think that they could easily master DAX; but it turns out that the intricacy of the most frequently used RANKX() is still way beyond their comprehension!

DAX is simple, but NOT EASY!

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