EVALUATEANDLOG DAX Function (Information)

Return the value of the first argument and also log the value in DAX evaluation log.


EVALUATEANDLOG ( <Value> [, <Label>] [, <MaxRows>] )
Parameter Attributes Description

A scalar or table expression.

Label Optional

When specified, it is included in the Label column of the DAX Evaluation Log event as well as a part of the JSON payload.

MaxRows Optional

Specify the number of rows to return in case of a table expression. The default value is 10.

Return values

Scalar A single variant value.

The result of the evaluated Expression.


The DAX Evaluation Log is a trace event that can be captured by SQL Server Profiler or by the DAX Debug Output tool.

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Last update: Apr 11, 2024   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Microsoft documentation: https://learn.microsoft.com/dax/evaluateandlog-function-dax

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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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