You can use the following syntax in DAX to calculate the median value in a column:

Median Points = MEDIAN('my_data'[Points])

This particular example creates a new measure named **Median Points** that calculates the median value in the **Points** column of the table named **my_data**.

The following example shows how to calculate the median value of a column in Power BI in practice.

**Example: How to Calculate Median in Power BI**

Suppose we have the following table in Power BI named **my_data** that contains information about points scored by basketball players on various teams:

Suppose we would like to calculate the median value in the **Points** column.

To do so, click the **Table tools** tab along the top ribbon, then click the **New measure **icon:

Then type in the following formula into the formula bar:

Median Points = MEDIAN('my_data'[Points])

This will create a new measure named **Median Points **that contains the median of values in the **Points** column of the table:

If we’d like, we can display this value by going to the **Report View** in Power BI, then by clicking the **Card** icon under the **Visualizations** tab, then by dragging the **Median Points** measure under the **Fields** label:

This will produce the following card that displays the median value in the **Points** column of the table:

We can see that the median value in the **Points** column is **19**.

If we click on any of the individual names in the **Team** column of the table in the report, then the card will automatically update to show the median points value for that particular team.

For example, suppose we click the **Rockets **team name in the table:

The card automatically updates to show that the median of values in the **Points** column for the **Rockets **is **24**.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Power BI:

How to Count Number of Occurrences in Power BI

How to Calculate Standard Deviation in Power BI

How to Calculate a Cumulative Sum in Power BI