#ERROR in Calculated Column referencing related table RRS feed

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  • I've got a couple of calculated columns tacked onto my sales data that reference related tables that are linked via the branchcode and transaction reference respectively:

    =if(RELATED(LS[reference1])='Sales Data'[reference1],"Y","N")

    =RELATED('Store Attributes'[FX])

    These work well however I get #ERROR whenever I refresh the sales data only for the formulas to work perfectly well if I re-enter one of them (re-entering one, fixes the other).

    Is there a known solution to this issue?



    Edit......I also seem to be losing the relationship between the sales data and the trading calendar table I use to slice the data by the required time period - although it appears to be there I cannot cut the sales by trading week unless I delete then re-establish the link!!!
    Monday, January 16, 2012 10:37 AM

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  • Hi Jacob,

    Thanks for your question, however I have a little diffcult to understand your issue, could you please supply detail description about it? which is a big help for us supplying further troubleshooting to the issue.

    Challen Fu

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    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:19 AM
  • Thanks Challen, 

    Effectively I have a formula in a calculated column on my sales data which uses the RELATED function to return the corresponding value from the related table. 

    The formula works perfectly fine until I refresh the sales data from the SQL database and once the data has refreshed, the formula which had previously worked now returns #ERROR.

    All I have to do to fix the problem is put a space at the end of the formula, hit enter and it works (doing this for the first formula also fixes the problem with a 2nd formula that has the same issue).

    I also have a hit-and-miss issue with the relationship between the sales and calendar tables where sometimes it doesn't work - I can always see the relationship in the list but when this happens I have to delete the existing relationship and create a new one.

    Thanks again.


    Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:48 AM
  • I experience the same issue, I have not found a work around, so all I do after the refresh is change the =related formula to =1 then change it back to the =related formula.  It appears that this only needs to be done once and not on each tab.
    Sunday, January 22, 2012 9:48 PM
  • Jacob,

    Is this still an issue?

    Thank you!

    Ed Price, SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Sunday, November 3, 2013 10:01 PM