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# If statement to turn postive to negative

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I have budget, actuals, and remaining columns for revenue. When Actuals exceeds the budget that means it has exceed over 100%. However, the figures still return positive. I want to highlight those figures negatively so that the user knows that they are in the black compared to the rest of the revenue types.

I am trying to write an If statement that says is % spent > 100%, SIGN(Sign([Rev Remaining)

I feel like I am close :

`Over Rev = IF ( [% spent] > "100%", Sign([Rev Remaining]))`

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## Re: If statement to turn postive to negative

I think Sign was the wrong DAX formula.

I went with this and got my desired result:

`Over Rev = IF ( ([% spent] > 1), -[Abs Rev Remaining], [Abs Rev Remaining])`

I guess you can just add a "-" in front of a measure to have the output come out negative.

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## Re: If statement to turn postive to negative

If [% spent] is a column or measure that is a decimal type, you don't want to compare against a string ("100%"). 100% is the same as saying 1

`Over Rev = IF ( [% spent] > 1, Sign([Rev Remaining]))`

Hope this helps

David

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## Re: If statement to turn postive to negative

I think Sign was the wrong DAX formula.

I went with this and got my desired result:

`Over Rev = IF ( ([% spent] > 1), -[Abs Rev Remaining], [Abs Rev Remaining])`

I guess you can just add a "-" in front of a measure to have the output come out negative.