Passing parameters to DAX measures

You cannot create functions in DAX, and this is a limitation to certain abstractions you might want to implement for complex models.

I used a pattern that allows you to “pass an parameter” to a DAX measure, simulating the behavior of a function at least in certain conditions and with many limitations. In practice, you can write:

[Discounted Amount] ( Par1[Value] = 0.20, Par2[Value] = 0 )

Well I really don’t like this syntax, in fact DAX Formatter translates it into:

CALCULATE (
    [Discounted Amount],
    Par1[Value] = 0.20,
    Par2[Value] = 0.00
)

If at this point the trick does not seem pretty obvious… read the full article Parameters in DAX Measures on SQLBI!