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treyno Visitor
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Simple multiplecation between two data sets

Hello,

 

I am very new to Power BI and would like to know how to do the following.

 

I am trying to calculate the total costs of ordering 'i5 hardware', which involves multiplying total sum of price and total units of i5s  (£1047 * 1007)- see below.

 

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The matrix on left is summarised from a data source which has counted the number of 'i5s' in each region. 

 

The matrix on the left is simply a cost table from a different data source, which shows the total amount an i5 costs.

 

I want to display on my report the total cost to procure this hardware. This would be easy on Excel but I am stumped how to do it on Power Bi. 

 

I have a feeling this may involve adding a measure? But again, as mentioned, I am very new to Power BI and DAX so any step-by-step advice on this would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Tim

 

 

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dramus Established Member
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Re: Simple multiplecation between two data sets

I'm not sure what the data model looks like. But I created two data tables that matched up with what you have in your screenshot.

 

Then I created a measure :

 

Total i5 Costs = sum(Table1[i5])*sum(Table2[Price])

 

I suspect that your model is more complicated than you are showing. If so, you are probably looking at using SUMX(), rather than SUM().

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