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## Creating a total on a measure

Hey all, I'm just getting started with Power BI and have run into an issue I'm trying to solve. I've created a measure that is multiplying the gross AR balance with the % change in AR reserves. This works as intended, but the total line is meaningless. I would rather have a total that simply sums the total AR New Specific Reserve column shown below (195,324).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Microsoft

Hi @jrp420,

A measure is a formula that is created specifically for numeric data that you want to summarize or analyze report. Measures can be based on standard aggregation functions, such as COUNT or SUM, or you can define your own formula by using DAX. When you create a measure, when add the measure in a table visual. The measure will calculate Sum Gross AR balance and Sum of AR Reserve % Pr Wk Change firstly, then it will multiple.

For your requriement, you should first create calculated column like @Phil_Seamark posted. I test it and get expected result.

`calculted Column = Test1[Gross AR Balance]*Test1[AR Reearves % Pr WK change]`

Then add the calculated column to table visual. The "Test1 measure" is a mesure likes yours, please review in the following screenshot.

Best Regards,
Angelia

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Microsoft

Hi @jrp420,

Would you prefer the total row was blank for this column?  Or what should the value be?

We can definitely get this going for you

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Thanks for the quick follow-up. Ideally, I would like to create some kind of way to sum the "AR New Specific Reserve" measure output. So based on my screenshot, the total would be 195,324 rather than 956,082. The 956,082 is calculating total gross balance * total AR Reserve % Pr Wk Change, which doesn't make sense for the aggregate.

Microsoft

Have you tried the following Calulated Column?

`AR New Specific Reserve = 'Table1'[Gross AR Balance] * Table1[AR Reserves % Pr Wk Change]`

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Regular Visitor

Yes, that is exactly the current measure that I'm using:

AR New Specific Reserve = 'Billed + WIP + Write-Offs + Reserves'[Gross AR Balance]*'Billed + WIP + Write-Offs + Reserves'[AR Reserves % Pr WK Change]

The issue is that the total row is calulating \$956K (Sum Gross AR balance) * 100% (Sum of AR Reserve % Pr Wk Change) = \$956.

I would rather get a new AR New Specific Reserve measure that totals everything above it, which would sum to \$195K. Hopefully that makes sense.

Microsoft

Hi @jrp420,

A measure is a formula that is created specifically for numeric data that you want to summarize or analyze report. Measures can be based on standard aggregation functions, such as COUNT or SUM, or you can define your own formula by using DAX. When you create a measure, when add the measure in a table visual. The measure will calculate Sum Gross AR balance and Sum of AR Reserve % Pr Wk Change firstly, then it will multiple.

For your requriement, you should first create calculated column like @Phil_Seamark posted. I test it and get expected result.

`calculted Column = Test1[Gross AR Balance]*Test1[AR Reearves % Pr WK change]`

Then add the calculated column to table visual. The "Test1 measure" is a mesure likes yours, please review in the following screenshot.

Best Regards,
Angelia

Regular Visitor

Thanks! I understand now.

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