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## Calculate costs across years from multiple columns

Hello,

I have a table where the year column represents the claim year, paid years to represent the amount they were paid that year, estimate year is the amount they were estimated to be paid that year and returned year is the amount they paid back that year;

 ID Year Paid 2019 Paid 2020 Paid 2021 Estimate 2019 Estimate 2020 Estimate 2021 Returned 2019 Returned 2020 Returned 2021 123 2018 100 150 150 50 50 50 0 50 50 124 2019 0 150 150 0 200 200 0 100 100 125 2020 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 50

The total claims amount per year is the Paid + Estimate - Returned.

What I want is to be able to plot the claim per year based on this calculation similar to this;

 Year Paid Estimate Recovered Claim amount 2019 100 50 0 150 2020 300 250 150 400 2021 350 250 200 400

My first thought was to create a new table with all the paid, estimated and recovered values in which I could then pivot, however, as the actual table ranges around 25 years with each year having 3 columns I thought a SELECTCOLUMNS() statement would be ridiculously large.

Is there another way I can do it or is this the only way?

TYIA

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@Data_boi , Unpivot the first table and then split the column with the column name based on space into two column

Unpivot Data(Power Query): https://youtu.be/2HjkBtxSM0g

Split into new columns

Power Query Split Column , Split Column By Delimiter: https://youtu.be/FyO9Vmhcfag

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Super User

@Data_boi , Unpivot the first table and then split the column with the column name based on space into two column

Unpivot Data(Power Query): https://youtu.be/2HjkBtxSM0g

Split into new columns

Power Query Split Column , Split Column By Delimiter: https://youtu.be/FyO9Vmhcfag

New Member

Thank you I'll give this a try!

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