TOPNPERLEVEL DAX Function (Table manipulation)


TOPNPERLEVEL ( <Rows>, <Table>, <LevelsDefinition>, <NodesExpanded>, <LevelsBoundaries>, <RestartIndicatorColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description

Number of rows to return for each level


Table expression containing the columns used to define logical levels


Table containing rows defining the levels considering in the logical filter by level. Every row has 4 arguments: LevelNumber, TotalColumnName, ColumnName, FlagOrder
FlagOrder is 1 for visible columns and 0 for columns defining the sort order of the level


Table containing rows defining the items selected for each level. Every row has 4 arguments: Unknown, LevelNumber, ColumnName, ItemSelected


Table containing rows defining the boundaries for each level. Every row has 5 arguments: Unknown, LevelNumber, ColumnName, BoundaryItemValue, BoundaryType
BoundaryType is 1 for the last item displayed in the level and 2 for the first item displayed in the level


Name of the column added to the result containing to indicate the presence of items before the row (1) or after the row (2).

Return values

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

The table returned is not sorted, it is just filtered according to the required parameters.
The sort order of the result depends on the ORDER BY condition of EVALUATE.


This is an undocumented extension function for Power BI that is not included in the Analysis Services engine.

Related functions

Other related functions are:

Last update: Feb 18, 2020   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

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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.


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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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