OR

Checks whether one of the arguments is TRUE to return TRUE. The function returns FALSE if both arguments are FALSE.

Syntax

OR(<logical1>,<logical2>)  

Parameters

Term Definition
logical_1, logical_2 The logical values you want to test.

Return value

A Boolean value. The value is TRUE if any of the two arguments is TRUE; the value is FALSE if both the arguments are FALSE.

Remarks

The OR function in DAX accepts only two (2) arguments. If you need to perform an OR operation on multiple expressions, you can create a series of calculations or, better, use the OR operator (||) to join all of them in a simpler expression.

The function evaluates the arguments until the first TRUE argument, then returns TRUE.

Example

The following example shows how to use the OR function to obtain the sales people that belong to the Circle of Excellence. The Circle of Excellence recognizes those who have achieved more than a million dollars in Touring Bikes sales or sales of over two and a half million dollars in 2007.

SalesPersonFlag True
OR function Column Labels
Row Labels 2005 2006 2007 2008 Grand Total
Abbas, Syed E
Alberts, Amy E
Ansman-Wolfe, Pamela O
Blythe, Michael G Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence
Campbell, David R
Carson, Jillian Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence
Ito, Shu K
Jiang, Stephen Y
Mensa-Annan, Tete A
Mitchell, Linda C Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence
Pak, Jae B Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence
Reiter, Tsvi Michael
Saraiva, José Edvaldo Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence
Tsoflias, Lynn N
Valdez, Rachel B
Vargas, Garrett R
Varkey Chudukatil, Ranjit R Circle of Excellence
Grand Total Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence Circle of Excellence
IF(   OR(   CALCULATE(SUM('ResellerSales_USD'[SalesAmount_USD]), 'ProductSubcategory'[ProductSubcategoryName]="Touring Bikes") > 1000000  
         ,   CALCULATE(SUM('ResellerSales_USD'[SalesAmount_USD]), 'DateTime'[CalendarYear]=2007) > 2500000  
         )  
   , "Circle of Excellence"  
   , ""  
   )  

See also

Logical functions (DAX)