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## Weighted measure (Calc. Col., DAX Measure or anything else could do the trick)

Hi all,

as I am vey new to both PBIX and DAX Measures I am adressing maybe easy questions to the community to help me step further into this powerful software!

This time the question is: I want to calculate how much both Brand and License amounts weight on the total sales for Y2018, and how much this varied if compared to Y2017, so that the formula should just be like TotalBrand/TotalYear amounts (the same for License).

The goal is to have a pie chart showing off those data in my PBIX report.

Please Note that the database is structured this way:

- columns show the single license/brand sales amount for each week of the year (rows);

- rows are referring to the same week for both years 2017 and 2018, regrouped by year (so all 2017 data are separated from the ones of 2018, which are listed at the "bottom of the column");

Could someone please give me any suggestion about how to reach this goal (calculated columns, DAX measure or anything else I am currently not able/aware to quote here)  without editing the database (an Excel workbook that must not be edited)?

Any of your contribution is very appreciated!

Regards

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## Re: Weighted measure (Calc. Col., DAX Measure or anything else could do the trick)

hi, @euthor

You may try to use SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR Function and TOTALYTD Function to add two measure as below:

`last year = CALCULATE(SUM(Table3[sales]),SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR(Table3[Date]))`
`this year = TOTALYTD(SUM(Table3[sales]),Table3[Date])`

Result:

Best Regards,

Lin

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## Re: Weighted measure (Calc. Col., DAX Measure or anything else could do the trick)

Hi all,

here's the raw file format for the data (Excel):

 Time Period Brand License Sales Jan 01 2018 - Jan 07 2018 Galaxy wireless Mouse (Contoso) Galaxy Wires 150,00 â‚¬ Jan 01 2018 - Jan 07 2018 Contoso USB mouse Not Specified 43,00 â‚¬ Jan 01 2017 - Jan 07 2017 Galaxy wireless Mouse (Contoso) Galaxy Wires 150,00 â‚¬ Jan 01 2017 - Jan 07 2017 Contoso USB mouse Not Specified 43,00 â‚¬ Sep 29 2018 - Sep 04 2018 Galaxy wireless Mouse (Contoso) Galaxy Wires 170,00 â‚¬ Sep 29 2018 - Sep 04 2018 Contoso USB mouse Not Specified 45,00 â‚¬ Sep 29 2017- Sep 04 2017 Galaxy wireless Mouse (Contoso) Galaxy Wires 170,00 â‚¬ Sep 29 2017- Sep 04 2017 Contoso USB mouse Not Specified 45,00 â‚¬

- the section with date is in text format (for PBIX file), and it cannot be converted it to data format as weel - already tried, PBIX cannot perform the operation;

- both  brand and license data are reported as text, while the only number format is for Sales data.

- I remind you that I cannot modify the format in any case.

The desired result is to display a pie chart which shows how much the 'Not Specified' total sales for weight (in terms of percentage) compared to the total amount of the ficitional Licensed goods for 2018 --> in other terms, I have to display graphically the market share of both Licensed and non-licensed goods.

Thank you.

Super User

Hi,