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Row division throughout matrix hierarchy

Hi everyone,


I have in my dataset categorized the rows into 4 different levels/hierarchy. As you can see, the matrix automatically categorizes and aggregates the numerical value to the parent level throughout the hierarchy correctly.

My issue is as such, I am interest in analyzing my cost levels relatively to my revenue. Simple division does not really help as the formula does not apply to all levels

  •  Simple division (measure)

DIVIDE(-SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);CALCULATE(SUM(Finance[Numerical]);Finance[Level 1]="Revenue");BLANK())




I am fully aware that my formula is making reference to a “level 1” row hence I get a blank on all other levels. I have tried following measure to filter through the hiearchy without help:


IF(ISFILTERED('Finance'[Level 4]);DIVIDE(-SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);CALCULATE(SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);ALL('Finance'[Level 4]));BLANK());IF(ISFILTERED('Finance'[Level 3]);DIVIDE(-SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);CALCULATE(SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);ALL('Finance'[Level 3]));BLANK());IF(ISFILTERED('Finance'[Level 2]);DIVIDE(-SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);CALCULATE(SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);ALL('Finance'[Level 2]));BLANK());IF(ISFILTERED('Finance'[Level 1]);DIVIDE(-SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);CALCULATE(SUM('Finance'[Numerical]);ALL('Finance'[Level 1]));BLANK());BLANK()))))


But this measure on divides the cost levels to the nearest parent level, whilst I am only interested in diving all levels with the revenue.


Is it possible to create a measure that divides all the rows to the revenue and bypass the “nearest parent” and yet aggregate correctly to the parent level?


Thank you.


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Hi @Tryg2015 ,


You may change your measure like DAX below.


Simple division=DIVIDE(-CALCULATE(SUM('Finance'[Numerical])),CALCULATE(SUM(Finance[Numerical]),Finance[Level 1]="Revenue"),BLANK())

Best Regards,



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Hi Amy,


Thanks for your reply.

Your proposal was my first take on this issue. On top of my text you will see that I have posted the exact same measurement.

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Community Support

Hi  @Tryg2015 ,


Compared with your original formula, I added the CALCULATE function in the formula, maybe you can have a try.


Simple division=DIVIDE(-CALCULATE(SUM('Finance'[Numerical])),CALCULATE(SUM(Finance[Numerical]),Finance[Level 1]="Revenue"),BLANK())

Best regards



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