ROW DAX Function (Table manipulation)

Returns a single row table with new columns specified by the DAX expressions.


ROW ( <Name>, <Expression> [, <Name>, <Expression> [, … ] ] )
Parameter Attributes Description
Name Repeatable

Name of the new column.

Expression Repeatable

The expression for the column.

Return values

Table An entire table or a table with one or more columns.

A single row table.


ROW does not preserve the data lineage of the returned columns returned, even though a column expression is a simple column reference.


The following expression creates a table with one row and two columns:

ROW ( 
    "Sales Amount", [Sales Amount], 
    "Margin", [Margin] 

The same table can be obtained using a table constructor, even though this way the column names cannot be controlled (they are Value1, Value2, …)

{ ( [Sales Amount], [Margin] ) }

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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.


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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