DAX Balance Sheet Include Closing Balance

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I have a transaction report which is a general ledger transaction list down to account level from 1st Jan 2019 to 28th Feb 2020 I have managed to create a measure to calculate the cumulative vales for my balance sheet codes but how do i add the 31st December 2018 closing position to this so i have a proper balance sheet as at value?

My current measure which gives my cumulative values is as follows, but how do i add 2018 closing position to this?

3rd Party Receivables= 
CALCULATE([3rd Party Receivables (CCY)],
    Dates[Date] <= MAX(Dates[Date])))


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Hi @BCS, have a look at CLOSINGBALANCE…


There is also OPENINGBALANCE too…



For your case, you will need to use “OPENINGBALANCEYEAR” function. This will give you the value on 31st December 2018 for dates in 2019.


If facing any issues with this function, share the PBIX and we will be able to help further.

Ankit J

Hi @BCS, has this provided you a solution?.

Hi, thanks for the responses, much appreciated.

I will check out “OPENINGBALANCEYEAR” but for now I got my measure to work I’m not exactly sure how, by shear luck probably!

I had the closing balances in a separate table called “Values 2018 (LCY)” and retrieved the closing balance using the entity name and applied the date filter and it worked!!

I’m sure the Dax below looks nasty to most so can anyone suggest improvements to the below as I’m sure this measure is not as efficient as it could be!

3rd Party Receivables Entity1 (CCY) =


GL_Entity1[G/L Account No.] = 2110 ||
GL_Entity1[G/L Account No.] = 2120 ||
GL_Entity1[G/L Account No.] = 2130 ||
GL_Entity1[G/L Account No.] = 2140 ||
GL_Entity1[G/L Account No.] = 2150 ||
GL_Entity1[G/L Account No.] = 2160),

Dates[Date] <= MAX(Dates[Date]))),
ALL(‘Cust _Post_Groups’[Customer Posting Groups]),

Dates[Date] <= MAX(Dates[Date])))+

CALCULATE([Values 2018 (LCY)],
Dates[Date] <= MAX(Dates[Date])),BS_2018_Close[Entity] = "Entity1")))*

LOOKUPVALUE(FX[Value],FX[Date],MAX(Dates[Date]),FX[Currency Code],
LOOKUPVALUE(Entities[Functional Currency],Entities[Entity Name],"Entity1"))  // convert to consolidated currency using month end rate


First, do check OPENINGBALANCEYEAR as based on your requirement, that should work. However if that is not successful, share your PBIX file to look into this.

Ankit J

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