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Nerf_Herder
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Using DIVIDE() with LAG()

I'm hoping you good folk can help as I feel like I've hit a wall.

 

I've created a calculated table with two columns 'Date' & 'Costs'. I'm trying to create a new column for the growth, from the previous row to the current row. In excel, it's an easy ([CURRENT]-[PREV])/[PREV].

 

I've tried the following, but neither work and I can't find anything on this at all:

  • Growth = DIVIDE('Table'[Costs] - LAG('Table'[Costs]), LAG('Table'[Costs]))
      Error: The syntax for 'LAG' is incorrect. (DAX(DIVIDE('Table'[Costs] - LAG('Table'[Costs]), LAG('Table'[Costs])))).
  • Growth = DIVIDE('Table'[Costs] - LAG('Table'[Costs],1), LAG('Table'[Costs],1))
      Error: The syntax for 'LAG' is incorrect. (DAX(DIVIDE('Table'[Costs] - LAG('Table'[Costs],1), LAG('Table'[Costs],1)))).
The table I'm trying to create should look like this, but it's just not happening (screenshot below).
DateCostsGrowth
2022-04£316,742.580.00%
2022-05£339,554.797.20%
2022-06£318,563.10-6.18%
2022-07£328,800.013.21%
2022-08£336,192.012.25%
2022-09£335,042.44-0.34%
2022-10£364,598.188.82%
2022-11£347,276.07-4.75%
2022-12£349,602.020.67%
2023-01£353,896.811.23%
2023-02£329,560.58-6.88%
2023-03£326,710.33-0.86%

 

Nerf_Herder_0-1682510909424.png

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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v-tangjie-msft
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Hi @Nerf_Herder ,

 

According to your description, here are my steps you can follow as a solution.

(1) My test data is the same as yours.

(2) Click "transform data" to enter the power query editor, change the data type of the [Costs] column to "Decimal number" type, sort the date column in ascending order, and then add the index column.

vtangjiemsft_0-1682647681940.png

vtangjiemsft_1-1682647689065.pngvtangjiemsft_2-1682647700878.pngvtangjiemsft_3-1682647737570.png

(3)Click "Close and Apply" to go back to desktop and create a calculated column.

Column = 
var _current='Table'[Costs]
var _prev=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Costs]),FILTER('Table','Table'[Index]=EARLIER('Table'[Index])-1))
return DIVIDE(_current-_prev,_prev,0)

(4) Then the result is as follows.

vtangjiemsft_4-1682647873356.png

If the above one can't help you get the desired result, please provide some sample data in your tables (exclude sensitive data) with Text format and your expected result with backend logic and special examples. It is better if you can share a simplified pbix file. Thank you.

 

Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

If this post  helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly. 

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v-tangjie-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Nerf_Herder ,

 

According to your description, here are my steps you can follow as a solution.

(1) My test data is the same as yours.

(2) Click "transform data" to enter the power query editor, change the data type of the [Costs] column to "Decimal number" type, sort the date column in ascending order, and then add the index column.

vtangjiemsft_0-1682647681940.png

vtangjiemsft_1-1682647689065.pngvtangjiemsft_2-1682647700878.pngvtangjiemsft_3-1682647737570.png

(3)Click "Close and Apply" to go back to desktop and create a calculated column.

Column = 
var _current='Table'[Costs]
var _prev=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Costs]),FILTER('Table','Table'[Index]=EARLIER('Table'[Index])-1))
return DIVIDE(_current-_prev,_prev,0)

(4) Then the result is as follows.

vtangjiemsft_4-1682647873356.png

If the above one can't help you get the desired result, please provide some sample data in your tables (exclude sensitive data) with Text format and your expected result with backend logic and special examples. It is better if you can share a simplified pbix file. Thank you.

 

Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

If this post  helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly. 

Hi @v-tangjie-msft,

 

That worked a treat, thank you so much for your help!

 

Cheers,

Ian.

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