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## The subtotal of the matrix is not applying the formula for the total of the Measure, but the sum.

Hi all.

I am trying to present the GM calculation in a matrix.

the formula for the GM meassure is

GM = divide([Margin],[ActualSales],0)

as you can see for J005384 and J005647 it is showing right, but if you see the total in revenue is showing the sum of those two instead of following the formula. I would expect it to show me 100% since it should follow the formula in each row... I have tried different things but nothing seems to work. Could some one help pls? 1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

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## Re: The subtotal of the matrix is not applying the formula for the total of the Measure, but the sum

Hi Greg

I went  to your link and it looks that it is the great solution for this common problem.

I just solved in a way that for my case I found a bit simpler.

This is what I did:

Before I had 'Margin' as a column I created in the query editor.  then I changed for a measure instead like this:

Margin = CALCULATE(sum(JobCost[ActualSales]))-calculate(sum(JobCost[ActualCost]))

then I created a measure called GM with like follows

GM = divide([Margin],sum(JobCostFull[ActualSales]),0 )

just doing that made the magic for me and my totals went according to the formula.

Angelica

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## Re: The subtotal of the matrix is not applying the formula for the total of the Measure, but the sum

This looks like a measure totals problem. Very common. See my post about it here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/DAX-Commands-and-Tips/Dealing-with-Measure-Totals/td-p/63376

Also, this Quick Measure, Measure Totals, The Final Word should get you what you need:
https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Measure-Totals-The-Final-Word/m-p/547907

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## Re: The subtotal of the matrix is not applying the formula for the total of the Measure, but the sum

You can refer to what @Greg_Deckler  said before.

If the problem persists,could you please share a PBIX file with dummy data?(using OneDrive for Business)

Best Regards,
Liang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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## Re: The subtotal of the matrix is not applying the formula for the total of the Measure, but the sum

Hi Greg

I went  to your link and it looks that it is the great solution for this common problem.

I just solved in a way that for my case I found a bit simpler.

This is what I did:

Before I had 'Margin' as a column I created in the query editor.  then I changed for a measure instead like this:

Margin = CALCULATE(sum(JobCost[ActualSales]))-calculate(sum(JobCost[ActualCost]))

then I created a measure called GM with like follows

GM = divide([Margin],sum(JobCostFull[ActualSales]),0 )

just doing that made the magic for me and my totals went according to the formula.

Angelica

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## Re: The subtotal of the matrix is not applying the formula for the total of the Measure, but the sum

Thanks Liang.

I just posted what solved the problem for me in this case.

Even though what Greg said was very good to know for the future.

It looks like I wasnt the only one strugling with this 🙂

have a good day

Angelica.

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