PATHITEMREVERSE DAX Function (Parent-child)

Returns the nth item in the delimited list produced by the Path function, counting backwards from the last item in the path.


PATHITEMREVERSE ( <Path>, <Position> [, <Type>] )
Parameter Attributes Description

A string which contains a delimited list of IDs.


An integer denoting the position from the right end of the path.

Type Optional

Optional. If missing or 0 then this function returns a string. If 1 then this function returns an integer.

Return values

Scalar A single value of one these types: integer, string.

The n-position ascendant in the given path, counting from current to the oldest.


  • This function can be used to get an individual item from a hierarchy resulting from a PATH function.
  • This function reverses the standard order of the hierarchy, so that closest items are listed first, For example, if the PATh function returns a list of managers above an employee in a hierarchy, the PATHITEMREVERSE function returns the employee’s immediate manager in position 2 because position 1 contains the employee’s id.
  • If the number specified for position is less than one (1) or greater than the number of elements in path, the PATHITEM function returns BLANK.
  • If type is not a valid enumeration element an error is returned.

Related functions

Other related functions are:

Last update: Jan 11, 2021   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

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Context Transition

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Row Context

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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.


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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