CURRENTGROUP DAX Function (Table manipulation)

Access to the (sub)table representing current group in GroupBy function. Can be used only inside GroupBy function.



This expression has no parameters.

Return values

Table An entire table or a table with one or more columns.

Returns a set of rows from the “table” argument of GROUPBY that belong to the current row of the GROUPBY result.


The CURRENTGROUP function takes no arguments and is only supported as the first argument to one of the following aggregation functions: AverageX, CountAX, CountX, GeoMeanX, MaxX, MinX, ProductX, StDevX.S, StDevX.P, SumX, VarX.S, VarX.P .

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--  GROUPBY is useful to group by columns with no lineage
--  Each column added by GROUPBY must iterate CURRENTGROUP(). 
--  Moreover, you cannot use CALCULATE inside
--  a GROUPBY iteration.
VAR AverageCustomerSales =
    AVERAGEX ( Customer, [Sales Amount] )
VAR TaggedCustomers =
        "Customer Category",
            IF ( [Sales Amount] >= AverageCustomerSales, "Above Average", "Below Average" )
VAR Result =
        [Customer Category],
        "# Customers", COUNTX ( CURRENTGROUP (), 1 )
Customer Category # Customers
Below Average 18,062
Above Average 807
VAR CustomersAndCategories = 
    SUMMARIZE ( Sales, Customer[CustomerKey], 'Product'[Category] )
VAR CustomersWithNumCategories = 
    GROUPBY ( 
        "@Customers", SUMX ( CURRENTGROUP(), 1 )
Category @Customers
Audio 997
Cameras and camcorders 1,873
Cell phones 552
Computers 2,088
Games and Toys 5,785
Home Appliances 1,946
Music, Movies and Audio Books 377
TV and Video 3,421

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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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