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# Power BI Desktop Modelling > Lab 2 > Exercise 3: Year to Date

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06-19-2016 04:17 AM

Can somebody please help me out to calculate the correct value for the following measure: YTD Sales Var %

Based on my calculations the answer is -0.50, which is incorrect

Any hints on where i might be going wrong?

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## Re: Power BI Desktop Modelling > Lab 2 > Exercise 3: Year to Date

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06-19-2016 08:50 AM - edited 06-19-2016 08:59 AM

Did you format the measure as percentage? Also, it is asking for the absolute value, so make sure to drop the negative sign. If you update it to percentage and drop the negative sign, you may have the correct answer.

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Sam Lester (MSFT)

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06-19-2016 08:50 AM - edited 06-19-2016 08:59 AM

Did you format the measure as percentage? Also, it is asking for the absolute value, so make sure to drop the negative sign. If you update it to percentage and drop the negative sign, you may have the correct answer.

Thanks,

Sam Lester (MSFT)

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06-30-2016 03:50 PM

How do you even format the measure as a percentage? I'm getting the wrong answer as well (.02) and can't decipher how to check that detail.

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06-30-2016 03:54 PM

How do you even confirm you have the measure formatted as a percentage? I too am getting the incorrect answer (.02), but am at a loss on next steps to correct myself.

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07-01-2016 10:55 PM

In the Modelling tab select Format as 'Percentage'. You would get the correct answer in you have used the correct DAX expression.

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02-28-2017 09:12 PM

If the answer is wrong for the LABS - will it affect for overall certificate ?

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03-01-2017 12:13 AM

Hi, yes, the labs account for 65% of the total grade.

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03-06-2017 08:08 AM

i successfully completed my labs and got the certificate

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03-08-2017 06:57 PM

Congratulations, Levajar