VALUES DAX Function (Table manipulation)

Returns a one column table or a table that contains the distinct (unique) values in a column.


VALUES ( <TableNameOrColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The column or table from which unique values are to be returned.

Return values

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

A column of unique values if the parameter is a single column.
If the parameter is a table expression, the result has the same columns and do not remove duplicated rows.


VALUES is similar to DISTINCT, but it can have an additional blank row in case the table has at least one one-to-many relationship with other tables where there is a violation of referential integrity.

Related functions

Other related functions are:

Last update: Oct 15, 2019   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

MSDN documentation:

DAX Conventions
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.


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