The Previous function retrieves a value in the previous row of an axis in the Visual Calculation data grid.


PREVIOUS ( <Expression> [, <Steps>] [, <Axis>] [, <Blanks>] [, <Reset>] )
Parameter Attributes Description

The expression to be evaluated.

Steps Optional

Step becomes the offset value after negation. The value should be greater than or equal to 1. Default is 1.

Axis Optional

An axis reference.

Blanks Optional

Defines how to handle BLANK OrderBy values. Valid values include: DEFAULT, FIRST, LAST.

Reset Optional

Specifies how the calculation restarts. Valid values are: None, LowestParent, HighestParent, or an integer.

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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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