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## Difference instead of Total in PowerBI Matrix

I cant seem to find a solution to this online.  Basically I have a matrix table that displays two columns and instead of showing the total all I want is to display the difference.  Not sure how to do this.  If I create a measure it doesnt display properly although I know I am doing it wrong.

1/1/2020         1/2/2020        DIFFERENCE

1                      5                     4

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Community Support

Hi @common763 ,

``````Measure =
VAR x =
CALCULATE(
SUM(Sheet4[Number]),
FILTER(
ALLSELECTED(Sheet4),
Sheet4[DATE] < MAX(Sheet4[DATE]) && Sheet4[FACILITY] = MAX(Sheet4[FACILITY])
)
)
VAR y =
CALCULATE(
SUM(Sheet4[Number]),
FILTER( ALL(Sheet4), Sheet4[DATE] = MAX(Sheet4[DATE]) && Sheet4[FACILITY] = MAX(Sheet4[FACILITY]) )
)
RETURN
IF(
HASONEFILTER(Sheet4[DATE]),
SUM(Sheet4[Number]),
x-y
)``````

Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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@common763

As per my understanding of your question, you want to keep only the column with the difference. you can create a measure for the difference and drop it in the value section. What is the issue with it?

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Helper II

How would you write the measure?  I want to do the following and am doing something wrong.   When I add a measure it is adding a difference for every date.  I just want it to show like the total does and then remove the total because it is irrelevant in the metric.

ROWS-FACILITY

COLUMNS-DATE

VALUES-NUMBER

 FACILITY 1/1/2020 1/5/2020 DIFF AAA 100 50 50 BBB 50 100 -50 CCC 0 50 -50
Community Support

Hi @common763 ,

``````Measure =
VAR x =
CALCULATE(
SUM(Sheet4[Number]),
FILTER(
ALLSELECTED(Sheet4),
Sheet4[DATE] < MAX(Sheet4[DATE]) && Sheet4[FACILITY] = MAX(Sheet4[FACILITY])
)
)
VAR y =
CALCULATE(
SUM(Sheet4[Number]),
FILTER( ALL(Sheet4), Sheet4[DATE] = MAX(Sheet4[DATE]) && Sheet4[FACILITY] = MAX(Sheet4[FACILITY]) )
)
RETURN
IF(
HASONEFILTER(Sheet4[DATE]),
SUM(Sheet4[Number]),
x-y
)``````

Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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

New Member

Hi Lionel,

Thank you, this was really helpful, However for some fields the calculation is wrong. How this can be solved.

And is there any Measure to calacute the difference without the dependence of Rows.

Would be great if you could help me on this please, much appreciated, thank you.

Note: I have Week number in Column, and when I filter/slicer 2 weeks the difference should calculate only for that two columns and not for the entire columns.

Regards,

Sreepathi K

Frequent Visitor

Hi,

Great solution!

How should I change the code if the are more columns and if I want to have the difference value calculated correctly also if a column is expanded or collapsed. For example:

 FacilityGroup Facility 01/01/2020 01/05/2020 1 A 100 50 1 B 50 100 2 C 0 50

KR,

Lars

Helper II

Lionel:

I dont understand what I can be doing wrong here.  I followed your calculation to a tee and it is showing just one date and a total if I selected two dates in the filter.    If I have all the dates selected it sums that last date.  I am really at my wits end with this because I cannot believe how difficult this has been.  All I want is to display DATES in Column, Facilities in ROW and to calculate the SUM of number under each date column with the DIFFERENCE shown next to TOTAL.  The end-user for this report will be selecting two dates from either a slicer or filter and wants to see the totals for the date, and then the difference btw the two.

Here is a screen.

Helper II

Lionel you are a genius.  This worked.  I have to stress I think the main area of issue was that I had TIME Intelligence checked in options.  Once I unchecked everything worked.  Thanks so much!!!!

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