Returns the value when there’s only one value in the specified column, otherwise returns the alternate result.


SELECTEDVALUE ( <ColumnName> [, <AlternateResult>] )
Parameter Attributes Description

The column from which a single value is to be returned.

AlternateResult Optional

The value that is returned when there is no value or more than one value in the specified column; if omitted, BLANK is returned.

Return values

Scalar A single value of any type.

The value when the context for ColumnName has been filtered down to one distinct value only. Else, AlternateResult.


A similar expression for

SELECTEDVALUE( <columnName>, <alternateResult>)


IF(HASONEVALUE(<columnName>), VALUES(<columnName>), <alternateResult>)

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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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