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If I have two related tables (a common key in each formula),

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If I have two related tables (a common key in each formula), what is the DAX formula for creating a measure (not calculated column) in PowerPivot if I want to retrieve one column from a related table, e.g., location column in the Project Value table below?
Table 1 Structure:
Project Location
A L1
B L2
C L3
Table 2 Structure
Project Value
A V1
B V2
C V3
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My question: What is the Measure formula if I want to add a measure to the Project Value Table, where I want to import the Location column as a measure?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Here is the file (in Excel 2016) which has the data model and source data. Please add measure that does the above. Thanks.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Note, in first sentence, it should read "a common key in each table" (not formula). Thanks!
Expert:  bbao replied 2 months ago.

Hi There. I am Bing and I look forward to helping you with your issue today. Please give me a bit more time to review your question.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
OK Bing. This question was intended for someone who is familiar with PowerPivot, SQL and database-related items. I assume that you have a background in this and that the question was properly routed. Thanks!
Expert:  bbao replied 2 months ago.

Sorry I can't update the given Excel file due to a lower version (I am using Excel for Mac 2011). I am opting out and let other experts help you.

Expert:  bbao replied 2 months ago.

Okay as no other experts come in, I am back for a few words.

Basically, your requirement is to make a Pivot Table from data in multiple source or sheets. This can be done. Please check here for the detailed steps.

You may try it yourself. Just hope I have addressed your question. :)

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, this is not my question. I am asking for what the measure formula/calculated field formula that imports the column in the related table.
Expert:  bbao replied 2 months ago.

If I understand that correctly, you may get the formula by clicking on the Info button of related field to get the formula used for that field. See the attached screenshot.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No. This is not correct. This is not a Pivot Table question! It is a PowerPivot question. Here is some content that helps explain measures.https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Measures-in-Power-Pivot-86484821-a324-4da3-803b-82fd2e5033f4
Expert:  bbao replied 2 months ago.

Okay, as I don't have the right Excel version for your question, I opt out again. Good luck!

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It appears that you can't answer the question because you are unfamiliar with PowerPivot, NOT because you have the wrong Excel version. Excel 2010 has PowerPivot and this question should be able to be answered by someone familiar with this. Also, since you are acting as an expert here, it may be a good idea to get the latest technology? Please forward to someone who is familiar with this platform and if no one is familiar, please refund any deposit that has been placed on the card. Thank you.
Expert:  Bruce Wilner replied 2 months ago.

I have considerable experience that will enable me to solve this for you. Would you be so kind as to wait until tomorrow morning, when I can attack the problem fresh? It has been a long day, and it is getting late here on the East Coast. Thank you for your anticipated patience and cooperation.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Bruce. No worries. Tomorrow works. Thanks.
Expert:  Bruce Wilner replied 2 months ago.

Any particular reason you couldn't use a generic Excel formula? PowerPivot limits you sharply in backward compatibility. I have been able to solve "impossible" problems using routine formulas on many occasions. All it takes is a clever approach.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I need the DAX formula for the measure. Thanks
Expert:  Bruce Wilner replied 2 months ago.

You haven't stated what "the measure" is. What is this formula supposed to achieve--precisely?