NAMEOF DAX Function (Information) Volatile

Returns the name of a column or measure.


NAMEOF ( <Value> )
Parameter Attributes Description

Any fully-qualified column or measure reference.

Return values

Scalar A single string value.

Name of column or measure passed as argument.

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    NAMEOF ( Sales[Sales Amount] ),   // Measure reference
    NAMEOF ( [Sales Amount] ),        // Measure reference
    NAMEOF ( Customer[Birth Date] )   // Column reference

‘Sales'[Sales Amount]
‘Sales'[Sales Amount]
‘Customer'[Birth Date]

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Last update: May 23, 2024   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo, Kenneth Barber,

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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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