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    Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    Hello friends, Hope all is well!

    Please take a look at the images.

    Please help me create a calculated field from a power pivot. I wish to combine / SUM the results:

    i.e. Adding the results of Short-term borrowings + Long-term loan

    these two items are part of the field “Name”

    Thank you so much in advance!
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    Re: Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    Hello,

    sorry, it is not clear what you want to achieve. Adding the two will be the same as summing the whole column.

    Can you explain in a bit more detail? For your data set in the screenshot, what would be the expected result? Given that the values are all 0, the whole question does not make sense.

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    Re: Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    Thank you for your reply, and sorry if my question was not clear.

    I added a new image, that has data. As you know a field has many items in it.
    I want to combine the loans under one name, so I want a calculate field that would sum the Short Term Borrowing +
    The Long-Term Loan.

    Can a calculated field sum/add certain items of a field together? How? DAX?

    Thank you very much!
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    Re: Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    Hi! I finally figured it out:
    =CALCULATE(SUM([VALUE]),FNDB[Name]="Long-Term Loan")+=CALCULATE(SUM([VALUE]),FNDB[Name]="Short Term Borrowing")

    May I ask for one follow-up question, how can I choose two in one formula? i.e.
    =CALCULATE(SUM([VALUE]),FNDB[Name]="Long-Term Loan","Short Term Borrowing") is Not working.

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    Re: Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    I still don't see the point of that. When you build a measure or calculated field to sum the whole column, then you create a pivot table and drag the "name" column into the rows, it will split between "short term" and "long term".

    What is the reason that you want this as a calculated field?

    If you want to combine the two conditions into one formula you can use

    =CALCULATE(SUM([VALUE]),FNDB[Name]="Long-Term Loan" || FNDB[Name]="Short Term Borrowing")
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    Re: Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    The Excel sheet picks up common rows/items of a field and combine the common items. e.g. Loans together, Liabilities together, Assets together etc.

    Can you please help me fix the DAX formula: =CALCULATE(SUM([VALUE]),FNDB[Name]="Long-Term Loan","Short Term Borrowing")

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    Re: Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    I already did in my previous post. I edited it after posting, so you may have missed it.

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    Re: Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    thanks again, applied your formula, and have this error.

    so sorry for bothering
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    Re: Calculcated field Power pivot: Sum only two items from a certain field.

    I cannot reproduce that. I can add the calculated field without any problems.
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    check that your formula references the correct column names.

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