ERROR DAX Function

Raises a user specified error.


ERROR ( <ErrorText> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The text of the error to be raised.

Return values

The function does not return any value.


This function stops the execution raising an error with the description provided as argument.
The ERROR function can be placed in a DAX expression anywhere a scalar value is expected.
Because ERROR does not define a data type, use CONVERT around ERROR to control the expected data type and avoid the variant data type of the resulting expression.

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--  ERROR produces an error to inform the users about a calculation
--  that needs to be aborted.
    Sales[Inflation Rate] = 
        CALCULATE (
            SELECTEDVALUE ( 
                CONVERT ( ERROR ( "Missing inflation rate" ), DOUBLE )
            TREATAS (
                VALUES ( 'Date'[Calendar Year Number] ),

    'Date'[Calendar Year],
    "Rate%", [Inflation Rate]

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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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