ERROR DAX Function

Raises a user specified error.

Syntax

ERROR ( <ErrorText> )
Parameter Attributes Description
ErrorText

The text of the error to be raised.

Return values

The function does not return any value.

Remarks

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.

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Examples

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

EVALUATE
SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
    'Date'[Calendar Year],
    "Rate%", [Inflation Rate]
)

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Last update: Sep 12, 2021   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/error-function

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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.

Iterator

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.

Deprecated

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

Deprecated

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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