IGNORE DAX Function (Table manipulation)

Tags a measure expression specified in the call to SUMMARIZECOLUMNS function to be ignored when determining the non-blank rows.


IGNORE ( <Measure_Expression> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The Expression which needs to be ignored for the purposes of determining non-blank rows.

Return values

This function does not return a value.


The IGNORE() syntax can be used to modify the behavior of the SUMMARIZECOLUMNS function by omitting specific expressions from the BLANK/NULL evaluation. Rows for which all expressions not using IGNORE return BLANK/NULL will be excluded independent of whether the expressions which do use IGNORE evaluate to BLANK/NULL or not.

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--  IGNORE tags a measure in SUMMARIZECOLUMNS to be ignored when
--  determining the non-blank rows.
    'Date'[Calendar Year],
    "Amount", [Sales Amount]

    'Date'[Calendar Year],
    "Amount", IGNORE ( [Sales Amount] )
Calendar Year Amount
2007-01-01 11,309,946.12
2008-01-01 9,927,582.99
2009-01-01 9,353,814.87
Calendar Year Amount
2005-01-01 (Blank)
2006-01-01 (Blank)
2007-01-01 11,309,946.12
2008-01-01 9,927,582.99
2009-01-01 9,353,814.87
2010-01-01 (Blank)
2011-01-01 (Blank)

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Last update: Jul 12, 2024   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

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