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## Subtotal of measure

Hi PowerBI Community,

I'm new here and exploring PowerBI for creating measures and subtotals. Please excuse any grammatical errors, as English is not my first language.

I'm facing a challenge with subtotaling in PowerBI. I have a measure that calculates data using a switch function to alternate between three different calculations: one for actual data, one for predictions based on existing data, and one for planned values.

This measure is then used in a diagram, as shown in the attached screenshot.

My objective is to create a new measure that cumulatively sums these calculated values for each month. For example, I'd like the cumulative value to be -59 in January, then increase to 100 by February, continuing in this manner.

Is it possible to achieve this cumulative sum using the existing measure as the basis, rather than directly using the raw data behind the measure's formula?

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Community Support

Hi @Larsv ,

I made simple samples and you can check the results below:

An attachment for your reference. Hope it helps!

Best regards,
Community Support Team_ Scott Chang

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Frequent Visitor

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, I do not have a column where the values are stored. The values are calculated using three measures, which I then switch through for my condition.

I want to add up these measures.

Thank you.

Regards, Lars

Super User

@Larsv This looks like a measure aggregation problem. See my blog article about that here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/Design-Pattern-Groups-and-Super-Groups/ba-p/138149

The pattern is:
MinScoreMeasure = MINX ( SUMMARIZE ( Table, Table[Group] , "Measure",[YourMeasure] ), [Measure])
MaxScoreMeasure = MAXX ( SUMMARIZE ( Table, Table[Group] , "Measure",[YourMeasure] ), [Measure])
AvgScoreMeasure = AVERAGEX ( SUMMARIZE ( Table, Table[Group] , "Measure",[YourMeasure] ), [Measure])
etc.

You could maybe use this along with your measure:

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