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## percentage total

Hi

I am new to Power BI and found this community to be very informative.

I have a table that displays sales by sales person for a specific time

the problem is that when i display tge margin % i f i don't turn off "sum" the values arre incorrect, but with turned off the total line of the report does not display the overall margin %.

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## Re: percentage total

I hate to say this without a firm solution, but that is probably your issue with the totals. I noticed this in my Ohio State Football Wins %. The solution was to move the calculation to a Measure and then the totals were correct. I'd have to know a little more about your data to give you a 100% solution, the way that I did my win percentage calculation in my Ohio State Football report was:

`Winning % = SUM([Wins]) / (SUM([Wins]) + SUM([Losses]) + SUM([Ties]))`

Then, the context of the visual would calculate things out correctly. For example, I could put this in a matrix along with Coach and Year and all of the individual rows would be correct as well as all of the totals.

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## Re: percentage total

How are you doing your margin %, is it a calculated column or a measure?

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## Re: percentage total

hi i have it as a column with the follwing formula

Margin % = ('posted sales trans_ (2)'[Margin \$ (LCY)]/' posted sales trans_ (2)'[Sales (LCY)])*100

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## Re: percentage total

Hi

I got the margin calculation to work with the following measure

Margin % = sum ('posted sales trans_ (2)'[Margin \$ (LCY)]/ sum(' posted sales trans_ (2)'[Sales (LCY)])*100

this has given the correct margin calculation on the total row of a table.

Highlighted Super User IV

## Re: percentage total

I hate to say this without a firm solution, but that is probably your issue with the totals. I noticed this in my Ohio State Football Wins %. The solution was to move the calculation to a Measure and then the totals were correct. I'd have to know a little more about your data to give you a 100% solution, the way that I did my win percentage calculation in my Ohio State Football report was:

`Winning % = SUM([Wins]) / (SUM([Wins]) + SUM([Losses]) + SUM([Ties]))`

Then, the context of the visual would calculate things out correctly. For example, I could put this in a matrix along with Coach and Year and all of the individual rows would be correct as well as all of the totals.

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