# SELECTEDMEASUREDAX Function (Information)

Returns the measure that is currently being evaluated.

## Syntax

SELECTEDMEASURE ( )

This expression has no parameters.

## Return values

Scalar A single value of any type.

A reference to the measure that is currently in context when the calculation item is evaluated.

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## Examples

```-- Code of the calculation item Growth in the Time calc
-- calculation group used in the following example.
IF (
NOT ISSELECTEDMEASURE ( [Pct over all prods] ),
VAR CY =
SELECTEDMEASURE ()
VAR PY =
CALCULATE (
SELECTEDMEASURE (),
SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR ( 'Date'[Date] )
)
VAR Result = CY - PY
RETURN
Result
)
```
```--  SELECTEDMEASURE is a placeholder used in calculation items
--  to represent the measure currently being modified by the
--  calculation item.
--
--  During the application process, each reference to SELECTEDMEASURE
--  is replaced with the currently selected measure
DEFINE
MEASURE Sales[Sales Amount] =
SUMX ( Sales, Sales[Quantity] * Sales[Net Price] )
MEASURE Sales[Sales Quantity] =
SUM ( Sales[Quantity] )
EVALUATE
SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
'Date'[Calendar Year],
'Time calc'[Time calc],
TREATAS ( { "CY 2008" }, 'Date'[Calendar Year] ),
"Sales Amount", [Sales Amount],
"Quantity", [Sales Quantity]
)
ORDER BY
'Date'[Calendar Year],
'Time calc'[Time calc]
```
Calendar Year Time calc Sales Amount Quantity
2008-01-01 Current 9,927,582.99 40,226.00
2008-01-01 Growth -1,382,363.13 -4,084.00
2008-01-01 Growth % -0.12 -0.09
2008-01-01 Prev Year 11,309,946.12 44,310.00

## Related functions

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Last update: May 23, 2024     » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/selectedmeasure-function-dax

# 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.

# Deprecated

This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.

# Volatile

A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.

# Deprecated

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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