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# Simple Average

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Hello! I have been using an AVERAGEX formula in power bi; however, I am noticing that this formula doesn’t work with breakdowns by category. I want to be able to take the average and divide it y total months of data available and it seems to only do the average over months with data available. I want the divide to be simple division over month no matter if a value is available or not.
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## Help with AVG formula

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Let me explain.

Category_Breakdown ties to Total_Score and that is correct. However, the Category_Breakdown2 (the formula you shared) is giving me the same results as Category_Breakdown. However, I need this to be the same for the new AVG formula that I am leveraging.
I think this all has something to do with the AVG formula that I am using to simply get a straight average. I need my percentage breakdown to work using a similar functionality. I need the breakdown to also be a simple AVG.
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## Re: Help with AVG formula

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## Re: Simple Average

Hi

"When I do the math of happy-mad I expect Category_Breakdownto tie to Total_Score and it does! However, I need this to be the same for the new AVG formula that I am leveraging. I need my AVG formula to tie back to the Category Breakdown2"

<--- Your requirement is not so clear, could you please clarify more details about your logic and what you want to achieve? For example, are you doubting whether result of [AVG] is different from [Total_Score]?

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## Re: Help with AVG formula

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Sure, I am expecting my values for mad customers to add up to an average of 19.06 instead of what it is currently displaying. I want it to add all months instead of only the ones with values. In this case it would be a divide by 10 months since in this case the data only goes through October.
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## Re: Simple Average

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Hi,
I would like for my results below to total 19.06% instead of 27.24%. Since some months do not have values my formula is excluding those records. In this case it would be divided by 10 because there are only 10 months but it will change every month depending on the months selected. For instance next month it will be 12 months of data even if all months do not have values I need the data to divide by the full 12 months for the average.

Current formula:

AVG_Category_Breakdown =
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## Help getting an AVERAGE to include blank values for some months

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Hello!
I have a measure in power bi that has the % breakdown for a particular category and after I get that I am attempting to create an average. This average however is excluding the months without values. Is there a way to get Power BI to include those months with no values? In the below example I am expecting to see 19.07 or close to that.
It may require a date_dim tbl that I didnt create in the file I am sharing but wanted to give an example quickly.
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## Re: Help getting an AVERAGE to include blank values for some months

FYI, I can't open the file. What version did you author it with? I tried to open with latest (December) version of Power BI Desktop.

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## Re: Help getting an AVERAGE to include blank values for some months

I just updated and confirmed this is on the Dec 2018 version of Power BI.

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## Re: Help getting an AVERAGE to include blank values for some months

OK, I got it open.

I can't figure out why you want the average to be around 19. It looks correct as it is.

13.76/80.30 = 17.13%

How do you get the result you're expecting?