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How to create variance field and variance %

Hello all,

 

 

i'm beginner and just want to know how i can create the variance of column 1 and 2 and also the variance %

 

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the numbers 1 until 5 represent columname MONTH and the products represent columnname PRODUCT.

 

Kind regards,

 

Rega

 

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Hi @Anonymous,

 

You can create measures below:

 

Variance = CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[Amount]),FILTER(Table1,'Table1'[Month]=1))-CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[Amount]),FILTER(Table1,'Table1'[Month]=2))

 

Variance % = DIVIDE('Table1'[Variance],CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[Amount]),FILTER(ALL(Table1),'Table1'[Month]=1)))

 

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By the way, I would suggest you display those two measures in card visuals. As you use matrix visual to display data originally, if we add two measures to this matrix, two measures values will display under each column group, means under 1, 2,...,5, each will have three columns. It will make the matrix messy, as you just want to return variance between the 1 and 2.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

 

 

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Do you mean like:

 

Variance = [1] - [2]

Variance% = ([1] - [2]) / [1]

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Hi @Anonymous,

 

You can create measures below:

 

Variance = CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[Amount]),FILTER(Table1,'Table1'[Month]=1))-CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[Amount]),FILTER(Table1,'Table1'[Month]=2))

 

Variance % = DIVIDE('Table1'[Variance],CALCULATE(SUM(Table1[Amount]),FILTER(ALL(Table1),'Table1'[Month]=1)))

 

q2.PNG

 

By the way, I would suggest you display those two measures in card visuals. As you use matrix visual to display data originally, if we add two measures to this matrix, two measures values will display under each column group, means under 1, 2,...,5, each will have three columns. It will make the matrix messy, as you just want to return variance between the 1 and 2.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

 

 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Anonymous
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Hi @Greg_Deckler,

 

indeed!

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Anonymous
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HI @v-qiuyu-msft,

 

Thanks for your advise. But what if want to have measures which calculate the variance and variance % between month 2 and 3 or 4 and 5 ? So to have a flexible measurements?

 

 

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Have a look at our Variance and Waterfall Chart:

https://dataviz.boutique/

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How did you get the Table reference to work? I can't find table names or anything similar to that using the current PowerBI Desktop.

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