Skip to main content
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Find everything you need to get certified on Fabric—skills challenges, live sessions, exam prep, role guidance, and more. Get started

DAX function "RELATED" does not work between DirectQuery and Import tables.

When using the DAX function "RELATED" to add a new column from an Imported table to a DirectQuery table, I receive an error. This error does not occur if both tables are using DirectQuery.

Column: SampleColumn = RELATED(ImportTable[Column])

Error: "The column 'ImportTable[Column]' either doesn't exist or doesn't have a relationship to any table available in the current context."

Relationship: DirectQueryTable[SampleKey] (many) has a relationship with ImportTable[SampleKey] (one)

Cardinality = Many to One (*:1)

Cross filter direction = Both

Make this relationship active = Checked


Note: When creating the column using "RELATED" in the DirectQueryTable table, ImportTable shows up as a suggestion.

Status: Accepted
Not applicable

any solution guys?


New Member

i am still facing this issue.

Any update on ETA?

Regular Visitor

Also been hit with this issue. Any response on this would be appreciated. This topic has been alive since three years now and it is quite annoying and basically makes using DQ much more of a challenge than it would need to be.


Helper I

i have the exact same issue... and it seems like this been reported 3 years ago... and still hasn't been fixed... can we get this fixed asap?

Regular Visitor

I have the same issue on one of my main project.
who has a way around it without re-doing everything.

Regular Visitor

The problem still persist. Please, hope the MS team can speed up the fix.

Helper I

It would be helpful if MS team could at least share an update if this is in plan to be fixed!

Frequent Visitor

Have the same problem. Please fix and provide an update.

Regular Visitor

same issue please fix as soon as possible

New Member

PBI Desktop Version December 2022....

Same issue...

Big bust as I'm trying to relate various datasets....ugh