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tiffanynguyen Frequent Visitor
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NaN help

I created a new field, Cost/Quantity, and the output is coming up at NaN. 

 

I was able to see the Cost by year on a bar chart and quantity by year on a bar chart fine, but when I tried to doing Cost/Quantity on a bar chart, I am not getting anything due to NaN values. How do i fix this?

 

Thanks

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KHorseman Super Contributor
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Re: NaN help

The query editor uses a different language. It is case sensitive and if statements have a different structure there. You should familiarize yourself with the query editor language. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt211003.aspx


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MarcelBeug Super Contributor
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Re: NaN help

Typically you get NaN when dividing 0 by 0.

So adjust your formula something like if Quantity = 0 then 0 else Cost / Quantity.

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KHorseman Super Contributor
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Re: NaN help

...or use the DIVIDE function since it has built-in /0 catching.


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tiffanynguyen Frequent Visitor
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Re: NaN help

I am a newbie to PowerBI. How do i use the DIVIDE function when i created a custom column? Do I have to go to Advanced Editor?

KHorseman Super Contributor
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Re: NaN help

Oh,  you're in the query editor. No, DIVIDE is a DAX function. You'll have to go with the if 0 suggestion from @MarcelBeug after all.


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tiffanynguyen Frequent Visitor
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Re: NaN help

Thanks. it says that the If function is not recognized? Should I move to DAX to do this?

KHorseman Super Contributor
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Re: NaN help

The query editor uses a different language. It is case sensitive and if statements have a different structure there. You should familiarize yourself with the query editor language. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt211003.aspx


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