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Table doesn't automatically appear when creating DAX statement

When I create a Dax state using a field in one of many tables, The table doesn't auto populate.  Why?

i.e  Measure = TotalYTD(Table2[Field1]...  Table2 doesn't autopopulate.  If I type it in manually I get an error Column cannot be found in Table2.



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Hi @Del235 ,


The first parameter of TOTALYTD is an expression that returns a scalar value. So please try:

Measure = TOTALYTD(SUM(Table2[Field1])...)

TOTALYTD function (DAX) - DAX | Microsoft Learn


Best Regards,

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If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly --  How to provide sample data in the Power BI Forum

That was an example that actually works.  Other tables don't.

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