GENERATEALL DAX Function (Table manipulation)

The second table expression will be evaluated for each row in the first table. Returns the crossjoin of the first table with these results, including rows for which the second table expression is empty.


GENERATEALL ( <Table1>, <Table2> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The base table in Generate.

Row Context

A table expression that will be evaluated for each row in the first table.

Return values

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


  • If the evaluation of table2 for the current row in table1 returns an empty table, then the current row from table1 will be included in the results and columns corresponding to table2 will have null values for that row. This is different than GENERATE() where the current row from table1 will not be included in the results.
  • All column names from table1 and table2 must be different or an error is returned.

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

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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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