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Card14x
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% Change Year over Year

Hi,

 

I am trying to create a measure formula that calculates the % change year over year that also takes into account changes from negative to positive numbers. I have the formula written out in excel below, but when I try to get the same formula written in PBI I get an error saying too few arguments passed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Excel Formula

=IF(LY %=0,0,(IF(LY %<0,(( LY % - TY %)/ LY %)*100,(( LY % - TY %)/ LY %)*-100)))

 

PBI Measure

% Change Calculated = IF([LY Shortage Rate Calculated]=0,0,IF([LY Shortage Rate Calculated]>0,([LY Shortage Rate Calculated]-[TY Shortage Rate Calculated]/[LY Shortage Rate Calculated])*-1,IF([LY Shortage Rate Calculated]-[TY Shortage Rate Calculated]/[LY Shortage Rate Calculated])))
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dedelman_clng
Community Champion
Community Champion

You have an extra IF towards the end.  Should be

 

% Change Calculated =
IF (
    [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] = 0,
    0,
    IF (
        [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] > 0,
        ( [LY Shortage Rate Calculated]
            - [TY Shortage Rate Calculated] / [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] )
            * -1,
        ( [LY Shortage Rate Calculated]  ##You had an extra IF here
            - [TY Shortage Rate Calculated] / [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] )
    )
)

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Thanks for the quick reply Dedelman_clng! I added in some divides into the formula with your change and it worked perfectly. 

 

% Change Calculated =
IF (
    [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] = 0,
    0,
    IF (
        [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] > 0,
       **DIVIDE** ( [LY Shortage Rate Calculated]
            - [TY Shortage Rate Calculated] , [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] )
            * -1,
        **DIVIDE**( [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] - [TY Shortage Rate Calculated] , [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] )
    )
)

View solution in original post

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dedelman_clng
Community Champion
Community Champion

You have an extra IF towards the end.  Should be

 

% Change Calculated =
IF (
    [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] = 0,
    0,
    IF (
        [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] > 0,
        ( [LY Shortage Rate Calculated]
            - [TY Shortage Rate Calculated] / [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] )
            * -1,
        ( [LY Shortage Rate Calculated]  ##You had an extra IF here
            - [TY Shortage Rate Calculated] / [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] )
    )
)

Thanks for the quick reply Dedelman_clng! I added in some divides into the formula with your change and it worked perfectly. 

 

% Change Calculated =
IF (
    [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] = 0,
    0,
    IF (
        [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] > 0,
       **DIVIDE** ( [LY Shortage Rate Calculated]
            - [TY Shortage Rate Calculated] , [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] )
            * -1,
        **DIVIDE**( [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] - [TY Shortage Rate Calculated] , [LY Shortage Rate Calculated] )
    )
)

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