# SELECTEDMEASURE

Used by expressions for calculation items to reference the measure that is in context.

## Syntax

SELECTEDMEASURE()


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## Return value

A reference to the measure that is currently in context when the calculation item is evaluated.

## Remarks

• Can only be referenced in the expression for a calculation item.

• This function is not supported for use in DirectQuery mode when used in calculated columns or row-level security (RLS) rules.

## Example

The following calculation item expression calculates the year-to-date for whatever the measure is in context.

CALCULATE(SELECTEDMEASURE(), DATESYTD(DimDate[Date]))