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adraus
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Subtract two columns

 
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v-cgao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @adraus ,

 

Is [Earnings] a measure? If so, please try this measure.

_Total = 
SUMX (
    SUMMARIZE (
        '_GroupEarnings',
        '_GroupEarnings'[Year],
        '_GroupEarnings'[Payperiod],
        "Earings", [Earnings],
        "dedamount", SUM ( _GroupDeductions[_DedAmount] )
    ),
    [Earnings] - [dedamount]
)

If this doesn't work for you, would you mind sharing a sample file with no privacy? Thanks in advance.

 

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adraus
Frequent Visitor

Hi.  Thank you for your response.

The results of my latest attempt ar shown here.  This is wrong, of course.  It should show the net amount for each line.  The first line should have 1869.95.  The second should be 1978.06, etc.

adraus_0-1653406339906.png

 

I have the two tables, _GroupEarnings and _GroupDeductions, linked by the fields _EmplAndPeriod (ie:  

adraus_1-1653406470001.png

 

One thing that bothers me is that the field, _DedAmount, has the 'sum' symbol in front of it, while the field _EarnAmount does not.  I'm not sure where that came from when I created the field, _DedAmount, or why it's there:

adraus_2-1653406653676.png

 

 

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@adraus , In DAx

new column = [Column 2] - [Column 1]

 

 

The information you have provided is not making the problem clear to me. Can you please explain with an example.

Appreciate your Kudos.

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