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## The expression refers to multiple columns. Multiple columns cannot be converted to a scalar value

Kindly assist on the below;
I get the error "The expression refers to multiple columns. Multiple columns cannot be converted to a scalar value"  when i input the below formula to create a column. How do i solve it.
Inadequately secured loans =
VAR _inadequate_security = CALCULATE(FILTER('Table1','Table1'[Collateral Amount] < 1.5*'Table1'[Loan Amount]
&& 'Table1'[Product ID] <> {2222,8888}))
VAR _result_ = SWITCH(TRUE(),
_inadequate_security,"Inadeqaute Security",
"Adequate Security")
RETURN
_result_

Objective is to identify transactions that have collateral value that are not at least 150% of the loan amount excluding product 2222 and 8888
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Super User

It's possible to have calculated tables inside a measure but if you want to return a table, then you need to use CALCULATETABLE rather than CALCULATE. However, since you are using _inadequate_security_ inside a SWITCH as if it is True/False, I suspect that you meant to have an argument in CALCULATE other than the filter table.

Did you intend to write something like this? (Note the line before FILTER.)

``````Inadequately secured loans =
VAR _inadequate_security =
CALCULATE (
ISEMPTY ( 'Table1' ),
FILTER (
'Table1',
'Table1'[Collateral Amount] < 1.5 * 'Table1'[Loan Amount]
&& NOT ( 'Table1'[Product ID] IN { 2222, 8888 } )
)
)
VAR _result_ =
SWITCH (
TRUE (),
_inadequate_security, "Inadeqaute Security",
"Adequate Security"
)
RETURN
_result_``````

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New Member

I am getting the same problem

12_Months =
VAR CurrentMonth = MAX('date'[Month Name])
VAR PriviousMonth = DATE(YEAR(CurrentMonth), MONTH(CurrentMonth)-12, DAY(CurrentMonth))
VAR Result =
CALCULATE(
FILTER(
'ECA Model',
'ECA Model'[Month Name].[Month] >= PriviousMonth && 'ECA Model'[Month Name].[Month] <= CurrentMonth
)
)
RETURN
Result
I have tryed adding ISEMPTY( 'ECA Model') but it wont let me add the measure to column if I add this

My objective is to create a filter that helps select last 11 months data with the selected data
New Member

i have the same isuue with :

Corporate Sale for 2010 =
var
CorporateSale=FILTER(ALL(Orders[Customer Segment]),Orders[Customer Segment]="corporate")
var
CorporateDate=filter(ALL(DateOne[year]),DateOne[year]=2010)
var
CorporateSalesDate=FILTER(DateOne,DateOne[Date]=2010)
return
CorporateSale & CorporateDate & CorporateSalesDate
Frequent Visitor
I have the same issue here ,plesae help me in order to solve this issue below the DAX that i used

FilteredProblemIDs =
VALUES(
'PBI Relationship'[Problem ID]
)
VAR FilteredTable =
FILTER(
'PBI Relationship',
'PBI Relationship'[RootCause1] IN {
"Planner Activity-CRQ-planning",
"Planner Activity-CRQ-Handling",
"Planner Activity-CRQ-communication",
"Planner Activity-CRQ-SecurityRecomediation"
}
&& 'PBI Relationship'[Related ID] = "cause by"
&& NOT CONTAINSSTRING('PBI Relationship'[Request Description], "CRQ")
&& 'PBI Relationship'[Association Type] = "caused by"
)
RETURN
CALCULATETABLE(
FilteredTable,
'FilteredTable'
)
Super User

It's possible to have calculated tables inside a measure but if you want to return a table, then you need to use CALCULATETABLE rather than CALCULATE. However, since you are using _inadequate_security_ inside a SWITCH as if it is True/False, I suspect that you meant to have an argument in CALCULATE other than the filter table.

Did you intend to write something like this? (Note the line before FILTER.)

``````Inadequately secured loans =
VAR _inadequate_security =
CALCULATE (
ISEMPTY ( 'Table1' ),
FILTER (
'Table1',
'Table1'[Collateral Amount] < 1.5 * 'Table1'[Loan Amount]
&& NOT ( 'Table1'[Product ID] IN { 2222, 8888 } )
)
)
VAR _result_ =
SWITCH (
TRUE (),
_inadequate_security, "Inadeqaute Security",
"Adequate Security"
)
RETURN
_result_``````

Solution Sage

Hi there.

First and foremost, is this a measure? A calculated column?

The error you get stems from the fact that you cannot use CALCULATE to calculate tables in it, only scalar values, but FILTER does return a table, so it can't be used with CALCULATE as the first argument. The CALCULATE that you have wrapped FILTER in is totally unnecessary and, indeed, incorrect in this place. Also, please bear in mind you cannot return a table from a measure. Only scalar values are possible.

Incidentally, you have posted this question on a forum that deals with Power Query, not with DAX.

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