# TOPN

### In this article

Returns the top N rows of the specified table.

## Syntax

```
TOPN(<n_value>, <table>, <orderBy_expression>, [<order>[, <orderBy_expression>, [<order>]]…])
```

#### Parameters

n_value

The number of rows to return. It is any DAX expression that returns a single scalar value, where the expression is to be evaluated multiple times (for each row/context).

See the remarks section to understand when the number of rows returned could possible be larger than *n_value*.

See the remarks section to understand when an empty table is returned.

table

Any DAX expression that returns a table of data from where to extract the top ‘n’ rows.

orderBy_expression

Any DAX expression where the result value is used to sort the table and it is evaluated for each row of *table*.

order

(Optional) A value that specifies how to sort *orderBy_expression* values, ascending or descending:

value |
alternate value |
Description |

0 (zero) | FALSE | Sorts in descending order of values of order_by.This is the default value when order parameter is omitted. |

1 | TRUE | Ranks in ascending order of order_by. |

## Return value

A table with the top N rows of *table* or an empty table if *n_value* is 0 (zero) or less. Rows are not necessarily sorted in any particular order.

## Remarks

If there is a tie, in

*order_by*values, at the N-th row of the table, then all tied rows are returned. Then, when there are ties at the N-th row the function might return more than n rows.If n_value is 0 (zero) or less then TOPN returns an empty table.

TOPN does not guarantee any sort order for the results.

## Example

The following sample creates a measure with the sales of the top 10 sold products.

```
=SUMX(TOPN(10, SUMMARIZE(Product, [ProductKey], “TotalSales”, SUMX(RELATED(InternetSales_USD[SalesAmount_USD]), InternetSales_USD[SalesAmount_USD]) + SUMX(RELATED(ResellerSales_USD[SalesAmount_USD]), ResellerSales_USD[SalesAmount_USD]))
```