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question about divide()

so here is my situation, i have 2016 Jan to Dec bookings, and 2017 Jan to March bookings. I am trying to use divide to do a Y/Y growth %. The results looks fine from 2017 Jan to March. However, from 2017 April to Dec, i got -100% because there is no actual yet in to make these -100% to be blank? 


thank you!!


Hi @kaoticfury,

Do you use the calculated column or measure? You can use the following formula to create a calculated column.


If this is not what you want, please post sample data for further analysis.

Best Regards,

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My gut instinct anytime someone suggests a column is to wonder if there is a better option.

Depending on the exact situation you are trying to solve will change how you might approach the solution.

My thought is to create a "Last Year Percent" measure, which uses "Today" to work out a calculate date range from 1 Jan last year until 31 Dec this year.

I would then create a "YTD Percent" which would go from 1 Jan this year to LASTDATE in the current data set.


Then you should be able to do a comparison of those 2 measures.

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