## SUMX result in power pivot

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Dibritti
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### SUMX result in power pivot

Hello,

I´m very new in dax, so I please call for your help and patience,

I have an issue to wright the SUMX formula in Power pivot,

I can't get the formula to give me a simple result of multiplying the column X with column Y
This is my formula:

=SUMX(Base;Base[Price]*Base[Quantidade])

the result is wrong and it repeats (same result) in every rows in the table and the data in each row is different
ex: of result:
Column base[price] = 1200
column base[quantidade] = 12
result column = 2228924522,89161

Can you please help ?

Best regards,

RamanaV
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Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:57 pm

### Re: SUMX result in power pivot

SUMX is an aggregation function. That is why you are getting the same result (which is actually the sum of all the products) in every row.
You can add a calculated column as
= Base[Price]*Base[Quantidade]
And, it serves the purpose.

However, it is not a good practice to add a calculated column in the data model.
There are some best practices you need to follow while using Power Pivot.
Please refer to Matt Allington's blog articles here.
https://exceleratorbi.com.au/calculated ... sures-dax/
https://exceleratorbi.com.au/best-pract ... -power-bi/

If you need to add a column, do it in Power Query and not in the data model.
I have shown the differences in the attached workbook.
Hope it is helpful
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