What is USEROBJECTID?
USEROBJECTID is a DAX function that returns the object ID of the user who is currently logged in to Power BI. This function is particularly useful if you want to create personalized reports or dashboards for your users. By knowing the object ID of the user, you can filter data based on their role or department, or create custom visuals that are specific to their needs.
How to use USEROBJECTID
Using the USEROBJECTID function is fairly simple. Here’s how you can use it:
1. Open Power BI and create a new report or dashboard.
2. Click on the “New measure” button in the “Modeling” tab.
3. In the formula bar, type in the following formula: `USEROBJECTID()`
4. Press “Enter” to create the measure.
Once you’ve created the measure, you can use it in your visuals or calculations. For example, you can use the USEROBJECTID function to filter a visual based on the object ID of the user who is currently logged in. Here’s how:
1. Create a visual, such as a table or chart.
2. Click on the visual to select it.
3. In the “Visualizations” pane, click on the “Filters” button.
4. Click on the “Add filter” button.
5. Choose the “User object ID” field from the list of available fields.
6. Choose the “is” operator.
7. In the “Values” field, type in the following formula: `USEROBJECTID()`
8. Click “Apply filter” to filter the visual based on the current user’s object ID.
You can also use the USEROBJECTID function in calculations. For example, you can use it to calculate the total sales for a specific user. Here’s how:
1. Create a new measure and name it “Total sales for current user”.
2. In the formula bar, type in the following formula: `CALCULATE(SUM(Sales[Amount]), Sales[UserObjectId] = USEROBJECTID())`
3. Press “Enter” to create the measure.
This formula calculates the sum of the sales amount for the current user, based on their object ID. You can use this measure in your visuals or calculations to create more personalized reports.
Limitations of USEROBJECTID
While the USEROBJECTID function is a powerful tool for creating personalized reports and dashboards, it does have some limitations. For example:
– If a user is not logged in to Power BI, the function will return an error.
– If a user has not been assigned an object ID, the function will return an error.
– If a user has multiple object IDs, the function will return the first object ID that it finds.
It’s important to keep these limitations in mind when using the USEROBJECTID function in your reports and dashboards.
The USEROBJECTID function is a powerful tool for creating personalized reports and dashboards in Power BI. By knowing the object ID of the user who is currently logged in, you can filter data based on their role or department, or create custom visuals that are specific to their needs. While the function has some limitations, it can be a valuable addition to your Power BI toolkit.