ISINSCOPE DAX Function (Information)

Returns true when the specified column is the level in a hierarchy of levels.


ISINSCOPE ( <ColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The column of the level.

Return values

Scalar A single boolean value.

Returns TRUE if the column is in included in the filter context and it is a grouping column for the current row in the result set.


ISINSCOPE checks there is a filter placed on the column derived either from context transition or from a group by column placed by SUMMARIZECOLUMNS, which implies that there are only zero or one value in the current filter context.

When ISINSCOPE returns TRUE, HASONEVALUE might still return FALSE if there are no data for the intersection considered. This could happen in SUMMARIZECOLUMNS, as described in the Distinguishing HASONEVALUE from ISINSCOPE article.

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--  ISINSCOPE is useful to detect if a column is currently
--  in the rows or columns of a visual (like groupby columns 
--  of SUMMARIZECOLUMNS) AND it has only one value visible
        "Brand in scope", ISINSCOPE ( 'Product'[Brand] ),
        "Country in scope", ISINSCOPE ( Customer[CountryRegion] ),
        "Product name in scope", ISINSCOPE ( 'Product'[Product Name] )

Brand CountryRegion Brand in scope Country in scope Product name in scope
Contoso Australia true true false
Wide World Importers Australia true true false
Northwind Traders Australia true true false
Adventure Works Australia true true false
Southridge Video Australia true true false
Litware Australia true true false
Fabrikam Australia true true false
Proseware Australia true true false
A. Datum Australia true true false
The Phone Company Australia true true false
Tailspin Toys Australia true true false
Contoso United States true true false
Wide World Importers United States true true false
Northwind Traders United States true true false
Adventure Works United States true true false
Southridge Video United States true true false
Litware United States true true false
Fabrikam United States true true false
Proseware United States true true false
A. Datum United States true true false
--  In this example we use ISINSCOPE to compute the percentage
--  over the parent level in a hierarchy over products
    MEASURE Sales[Pct over parent] =
        VAR AllSales =
            CALCULATE ( [Sales Amount], ALLSELECTED () )
        VAR CategorySales =
            CALCULATE ( [Sales Amount], ALLSELECTED (), VALUES ( Product[Category] ) )
        VAR CurrentSales = [Sales Amount]
            SWITCH (
                TRUE (),
                ISINSCOPE ( 'Product'[Subcategory] ), DIVIDE ( CurrentSales, CategorySales ),
                ISINSCOPE ( 'Product'[Category] ),    DIVIDE ( CurrentSales, AllSales )
        ROLLUPADDISSUBTOTAL ( 'Product'[Subcategory], "Category total" ),
        "Sales Amount", [Sales Amount],
        "Pct over parent", [Pct over parent]
    'Product'[Category] IN { "Audio", "TV and Video" }
    [Category Total],
Category Subcategory Category total Sales Amount Pct over parent
Audio Bluetooth Headphones false 124,450.79 32.37%
Audio MP4&MP3 false 170,194.00 44.26%
Audio Recording Pen false 89,873.37 23.37%
Audio (Blank) true 384,518.16 8.05%
TV and Video Car Video false 604,413.71 13.76%
TV and Video Home Theater System false 1,525,526.26 34.73%
TV and Video Televisions false 1,834,257.05 41.76%
TV and Video VCD & DVD false 428,571.27 9.76%
TV and Video (Blank) true 4,392,768.29 91.95%
--  ISINSCOPE, like ALLSELECTED, deduces the information about
--  the grouping of a column from a different algorithm:
--  the column must show only one value in the filter context
--  and the filter must be coming from either a groupby column 
--  introduced by SUMMARIZECOLUMNS, or from a context transition.
--  Besides, the filter must be still active (not overridden)
    VALUES ( 'Product'[Color] ),
    "ISINSCOPE 1",
	        INT ( ISINSCOPE ( 'Product'[Color] ) ),
	        FILTER ( VALUES ( Product[Color] ), TRUE )
    "ISINSCOPE 2",
	        INT ( ISINSCOPE ( 'Product'[Color] ) ),
	        KEEPFILTERS ( FILTER ( VALUES ( Product[Color] ), TRUE ) )
Silver 0 1
Blue 0 1
White 0 1
Red 0 1
Black 0 1
Green 0 1
Orange 0 1
Pink 0 1
Yellow 0 1
Purple 0 1
Brown 0 1
Grey 0 1
Gold 0 1
Azure 0 1
Silver Grey 0 1
Transparent 0 1

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Last update: Jun 13, 2024   » 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.


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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