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## measure issue with multiplying two fields; giving me wrong total

HI. I hope someone can help me out with an issue. I have a table of sites that shows YTD drilled meters and the cost per meter for that project that comes straight from a data source. What I am trying to do is create a measure that will multiply my "YTD drilled meters" field by "\$/m" field to give me a total amount cost for that project.  Issues I am having:

1.    Measure will not let me just use the 'Drill'[\$/m] field. I have to put average infront of it to work but then in my table the total is all messed up. I don't want average.

what I am just trying to do is:  \$/m * m = [YTD Drilled Meters] * ('Drill'[\$/m]) (doesn't work)

The total for the column \$/m*m is incorrect. It should be 2,767,846.35. This is where I think the word average in my measure is messing it up.

This is what I have now just to see numbers:  \$/m * m = [YTD Drilled Meters] * AVERAGE('Drill'[\$/m])

I am not sure why the total is not correct. ( I think it has something to do with average in my measure) Any help would be much appreciate.

Thank you for your time!

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Super User

Hi,

Does this measure work?

Measure = SUMX(VALUES(Data[Site]),[\$/m * m])

Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
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Helper II

Thank you! This helped solve my measure issue and also helped solve a similar issue i was having along the same lines.

thanks again and much appreciated.

Super User

@bswank31 First, please vote for this idea: https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=082203f1-594f-4ba7-ac87-bb91096c742e

This looks like a measure totals problem. Very common. See my post about it here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/DAX-Commands-and-Tips/Dealing-with-Measure-Totals/td-p/63376

Also, this Quick Measure, Measure Totals, The Final Word should get you what you need:
https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Measure-Totals-The-Final-Word/m-p/547907

Also: https://youtu.be/uXRriTN0cfY
And: https://youtu.be/n4TYhF2ARe8

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Helper II

Thanks for getting back to me. That is frustrating that the total does not work the way it should. I understand what is happening, I just can't quite get it to work. Still newish.

I have created my measure that multiplies my total drilled meters by my average \$/m to give me my cost per project. What would I need to do to get the total and subtotals to come out correctly. The total for site 1 and 2 should be 5,812,118.904 and not the 6,382,345

again, your help is much appreciated.

thanks a bunch

Super User

Hi,

Does this measure work?

Measure = SUMX(VALUES(Data[Site]),[\$/m * m])

Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
Helper II

Hi, I have ran into another issue. I have created a measure:

Meters w/costs program = SUMX(VALUES(Drill[Program]),Drill[>0 program cost/m])
and it is giving me the correct values but how would I get the correct total for that new measure created? that total should be 7,341

Helper II

I figured this issue out.

thank you

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