Joins two text strings into one text string.


CONCATENATE ( <Text1>, <Text2> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The first text string to be joined into a single text string. Strings can include text or numbers.


The second text string to be joined into a single text string. Strings can include text or numbers.

Return values

Scalar A single string value.

The concatenated string.


If you need to concatenate multiple columns, you can create a series of calculations or, better, use the concatenation operator (&) to join all of them in a simpler expression.

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--  CONCATENATE concatenates two strings.
--  It is an alternative to the more commonly used & operator
--  that also allows to concatenate multiple expressions.
        TOPN ( 5, Customer ), 
        Customer[Customer Code], 
        Customer[Customer Name] 
    "Name and Code 1", 
        CONCATENATE ( 
            Customer[Customer Name], 
            Customer[Customer Code] 
    "Name and Code 2", 
        Customer[Customer Name] & Customer[Customer Code]
Customer Code Customer Name Name and Code 1 Name and Code 2
11024 Xie, Russell Xie, Russell11024 Xie, Russell11024
11036 Russell, Jennifer Russell, Jennifer11036 Russell, Jennifer11036
11041 Carter, Amanda Carter, Amanda11041 Carter, Amanda11041
11043 Simmons, Nathan Simmons, Nathan11043 Simmons, Nathan11043
11928 Morris, Isabella Morris, Isabella11928 Morris, Isabella11928

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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