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Data_boi
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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;

IDYearPaid 2019Paid 2020Paid 2021Estimate 2019Estimate 2020Estimate 2021Returned 2019Returned 2020Returned 2021
123201810015015050505005050
1242019015015002002000100100
125202000500000050

 

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;

YearPaidEstimateRecoveredClaim amount
2019100500150
2020300250150400
2021350250200400

 

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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amitchandak
Super User
Super User

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

 

https://radacad.com/pivot-and-unpivot-with-power-bi
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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amitchandak
Super User
Super User

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

 

https://radacad.com/pivot-and-unpivot-with-power-bi
Unpivot Data(Power Query): https://youtu.be/2HjkBtxSM0g

 

 

Split into new columns

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

Thank you I'll give this a try!

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