Division (/) DAX Operator

The division operator / divides the numerator by the denominator, generating an error in the case of a division by zero. The error can be intercepted by ISERROR and IFERROR functions. However, several products do not show the error, returning positive or negative infinity depending on the sign of the numerator, or NaN in case of 0 / 0.
The DIVIDE function is different because it provides an alternate result in the case of a division by zero.
Any argument passed as a string is automatically converted into a number.
The following two expressions are equivalent.

20 / 4
"20" / "4"

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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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