Returns a related value from another table.
The column that contains the desired value.
A single value that is related to the current row.
The RELATED function requires that a relationship exists between the current table and the table with related information. The argument specifies a column reference, and the function follows a chain of one or more many-to-one relationships to fetch the value from the specified column in the related table. If a relationship does not exist, RELATED raises an error.
The RELATED function needs a row context; therefore, it can only be used in calculated column expression, where the current row context is unambiguous, or as a nested function in an expression that uses a table scanning function. A table scanning function, such as SUMX, gets the value of the current row value and then scans another table for instances of that value.
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Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo
MSDN documentation: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/query-bi/dax/related-function-dax