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Adding a plus sign to positive numbers

Hi!

Is it somehow possible to automatically add a plus sign to the data in a table, which contains both positive and negative numbers, and retain the format (percentage)?

Thanks

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Go for this:

Column =

var num = ROUND(Table[Column],2)

RETURN IF(num > 0, "+"&num&"%", num&"%"

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Hi @Kate

Column = "+"&ROUNDDOWN(Table[Column],2)

Hope that helps!

New Member

It worked - the plus signs are now here. But the format is different - it's text now, and the percentage signs are missing 😞

Moreover, it added + to negative numbers as well

Responsive Resident

Yes, unfortunate consequence...

I'd change it to:

Column = "+"&ROUND(Table[Column],2)&"%"

As far as I know that's the only way to get the plus sign in the column, so it'll always be treated like text! I'd just use this as a display column and do all the calculations in the background on another column.

New Member

Thank you!

Is there any way not to add plus to negative numbers?

Responsive Resident

Go for this:

Column =

var num = ROUND(Table[Column],2)

RETURN IF(num > 0, "+"&num&"%", num&"%"

New Member

Thank you!!!! You're my saviour! It worked!

Regular Visitor

Hi,

this solution works fine but if I would like to use conditional formatting it works just for number type 😞

Any other idea?

Many Thanks

D.

Responsive Resident

Unfortunately as previously stated, since you're adding text characters to the number it'll automatically treat it as text.

The only workaround off the top of my head will be to have a column that jsut returns +/-, then make it so small it's essentially next to the number column. This won't give you conditional formatting for the +/- column however.

Anonymous
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Hi, you can actually do this - at least in more recent versions of PowerBI - in a way that still allows for conditional formatting. You need to go to the relationships view, select the field you want to format as a percentage with positive and negative signs, and then in the "properties" pane, choose a custom format and enter "+#%;-#%;0%"

Impactful Individual

This solution is perfect!

Regular Visitor

Great solution - thanks!

Frequent Visitor

brillaint!

New Member

You can also place the FORMAT() in DAX.

Measure = FORMAT( Table[Column] , "+#%;-#%;0%")

Helper I

I agree that this is the best answer. However, it will, weirdly, show just "+" or "-" (rather than "-0" or "+0") for values between -0.5 and +0.5 that arent exactly 0, if you want no decimal points.

Anonymous
Not applicable

This solution is great!

However, when I apply it i do not have any decimals. Has anybody an idea how to show decimals?

Thanks!!

New Member

Yeah, you can use +0.00%;-0.00%;0.00%

this is the perfect way to do it, thanks!

Anonymous
Not applicable

This is THE Perfect Answer for this case. It doesn't convert the values into string, it still remains numeric even after converting them.

New Member

Hi!

Is it somehow possible to automatically add a plus sign to the data in a table, which contains both positive and negative numbers, and retain the format (percentage)?

Thanks

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