How does the ABS function (DAX) work?
The ABS function (DAX) returns a number’s absolute value.
ABS Formula Syntax
How do you use the ABS function?
The absolute value of a number is a decimal number, whole or decimal, without its symbol. You can use the ABS function (DAX) as a nested function which requires a positive number as a parameter.
By using the nested ABS function, the numbers returned from the expressions used as parameters can be returned as positive numbers.
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Considerations when using the ABS function
If you want the absolute value of a number with the same type of data and without its sign, you use the ABS function.
This will ensure that only non-negative numbers are returned from expressions that are nested in functions that require a positive number.
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Formula examples using the ABS function
= ABS (
SUM ( Table [Amount] )
= SUMX (Table,
SUM ( Table, [Amount] )