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fsy
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IF Statement error

Hi,

 

I’m trying to create a chart that compares Actual Revenues and Expenses to Budgeted Revenues and Expenses. I’m using Variance to Budget % = [Actual]-[Budget)/abs[Actual].

 

Screen Shot.PNG

 

If Actual Revenue is greater than Budgeted Revenue, I want to show a positive variance. However, if Actual Expenses is greater than Budgeted Expenses I need to show a negative variance, so I need to reverse the signs of my formula depending on whether or not I’m calculating a Revenue or Expense variance %.

 

I have a column [Category] that classifies whether or not the amount is a Revenue or Expense. I’m trying to solve for this by using the following IF statement:

 

Variance to Budget % = IF(or([Actual]=0,[Budget]=0),

                                       BLANK(),

                                              If ([Category] = “Total Revenue”, ([Actual]-[Budget])/abs([Actual])),

                                             , ([Actual]-[Budget])/abs([Actual])),*-1)

 

I get the following error:

 

Error.PNG

 

Any suggests as to what I am doing wrong? Thank you for your help!

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Replace [category] with selectedvalue(tablename[category]).  but the total won't work here. I am not sure how you are going about this, but you may benefit from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojHZkWkEY7Q/

 

 

As an aside, you should always add the table name before the column name (although this is not the issue causing the problem). https://exceleratorbi.com.au/best-practices-power-pivot-power-query-power-bi/



* Matt is an 8 times Microsoft MVP (Power BI) and author of the Power BI Book Supercharge Power BI.

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Replace [category] with selectedvalue(tablename[category]).  but the total won't work here. I am not sure how you are going about this, but you may benefit from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojHZkWkEY7Q/

 

 

As an aside, you should always add the table name before the column name (although this is not the issue causing the problem). https://exceleratorbi.com.au/best-practices-power-pivot-power-query-power-bi/



* Matt is an 8 times Microsoft MVP (Power BI) and author of the Power BI Book Supercharge Power BI.

 Thank you very much, Matt!

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