This is a short explanation of the TREATAS function. It enables us to calculate measures, that usually uses relations, when actually not having them.

It is useful when you can not create a relation.

How to do it?

Let´s say there are two tables. The first one is a dimension, describing names and types of goods.

The second one is a fact table, containing, among other columns, Revenue. This Revenue is going to be grouped by names of goods.

If there was a relation (from Goods ID to Goods ID), it would be a piece of cake. And, actually, no measure would be necessary. But, having no relation, we create a measure containing TREATAS and use it in a visual.

  • REVENUE with treatas = CALCULATE(
          DISTINCT(goods[Goods ID]);
          sales_list[Goods ID]))


  • CALCULATE puts SUM and TREATAS together
  • SUM summarizes
  • TREATAS defines, which columns from both tables create the “fictional” relation
  • DISTINCT (or VALUES) because the relation needs unique values on one side.

Then the result is like this:

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