DATATABLE DAX Function (Table manipulation)

Returns a table with data defined inline.


DATATABLE ( <name>, <type> [, <name>, <type> [, … ] ], <data> )
Parameter Attributes Description
name Repeatable

A column name to be defined.

type Repeatable

A type name to be associated with the column.


The data for the table.

Return values

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

A table declaring an inline set of values.


Unlike DATATABLE, Table Constructor allows any scalar expressions as input values.

The syntax used by DATATABLE is different from that used by Table Constructor.


Segments_Datatable = 
    "Price Range", STRING, 
    "Min Price", CURRENCY, 
    "Max Price", CURRENCY, 
        { "Low", 0, 10 }, 
        { "Medium", 10, 100 }, 
        { "High", 100, 9999999 } 

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Last update: Jan 11, 2021   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

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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.


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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