ISSELECTEDMEASURE DAX Function (Information)

Returns true if one of the specified measures is currently being evaluated.


ISSELECTEDMEASURE ( <Measure> [, <Measure> [, … ] ] )
Parameter Attributes Description
Measure Repeatable


Return values

Scalar A single boolean value.

True whether the measure that is currently in context is one of those specified in the list of parameters.


ISSELECTEDMEASURE does not recognize a query measure. Therefore, if a model measure is redefined and used in a DAX query, ISSELECTEDMEASURE does not recognize that measure, whereas SELECTEDMEASURENAME still correctly intercepts the measure name.

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-- Code of the calculation item Growth in the Time calc
-- calculation group used in the following example.
IF (
    NOT ISSELECTEDMEASURE ( [Pct over all prods] ),
    VAR CY =
    VAR PY =
        CALCULATE (
            SELECTEDMEASURE (),
            SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR ( 'Date'[Date] )
    VAR Result = CY - PY
--  ISSELECTEDMEASURE checks whether the current SELECTEDMEASURE is 
--  in the list of its arguments.
--  It can be used only in calculation items to modify the behavior
--  of the calculation item application depending on the currently
--  selected measure.
    MEASURE Sales[Sales Amount] =
        SUMX ( Sales, Sales[Quantity] * Sales[Net Price] )
    MEASURE Sales[Sales Quantity] =
        SUM ( Sales[Quantity] )
    'Date'[Calendar Year],
    'Time calc'[Time calc],
    TREATAS ( { "CY 2008" }, 'Date'[Calendar Year] ),
    TREATAS ( { "Contoso", "Fabrikam" }, 'Product'[Brand] ),
    "Sales Amount", [Sales Amount],
    "Quantity", [Sales Quantity],
    "% of Products", [Pct over all prods]
    'Date'[Calendar Year],
    'Time calc'[Time calc]
Brand Calendar Year Time calc Sales Amount Quantity % of Products
Contoso 2008-01-01 Current 2,369,167.68 14,901.00 54.31%
Contoso 2008-01-01 Growth -360,650.85 429.00 (Blank)
Contoso 2008-01-01 Growth % -0.13 0.03 (Blank)
Contoso 2008-01-01 Prev Year 2,729,818.54 14,472.00 62.29%
Fabrikam 2008-01-01 Current 1,993,123.48 3,899.00 45.69%
Fabrikam 2008-01-01 Growth 340,372.14 701.00 (Blank)
Fabrikam 2008-01-01 Growth % 0.21 0.22 (Blank)
Fabrikam 2008-01-01 Prev Year 1,652,751.34 3,198.00 37.71%

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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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