[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Percent Variance

Posted on 2008-10-09
7
Medium Priority
?
628 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-19
Hi,
I have to calculate the percent variance in a Crystal XI report from for each month by Category. Below I am trying to calulate the Month1Variance, Month2Variance...etc.  This must be done in Crystal and not SQL, so it will have to be a Crystal function.  Also attached is a file.

Category 1
Year 1 Month1                   Month2                          Month3
Year 2  Month1                  Month2                          Month3
             Month1Variang      Month2Variance           Month3Variance
Category 2
Year 1 Month1                   Month2                          Month3
Year 2  Month1                  Month2                          Month3
             Month1Variang      Month2Variance           Month3Variance

Thanks in Advance!!
0
Comment
Question by:rocketmonkey
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:wykabryan
ID: 22680859
You almost want to put this into a cross tab. It would allow you to calcuate the the percentage. This way you are going to struggle a lot because you are grouping on year. The numbers associated with the grouping are summaries based around that grouping; which is next to impossible to figure out in the current lay out.

A cross tab you could set up just like above except you would have the power to put the percentage in.
0
 
LVL 101

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 22680961
How are you getting the values for each month.

You will need 12 formulas.  One for each month to calculate the vairance.

mlmcc
0
 

Author Comment

by:rocketmonkey
ID: 22681141
Thanks guys.

Currently, the months are are a group summary, so that there is the ability to drill into the details.

I understand that i would have to have a formula for each month, but I am not sure what that formula would be since it is based upon the previous record (previous year) by category by month.

Attached is the design view.

thanks!!
PercentVariance-DesignView.jpg
0
Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

 
LVL 101

Accepted Solution

by:
mlmcc earned 2000 total points
ID: 22681295
Try this for one month.  You can duplicate for the others.

I assume the total cannot be negative.

Group 3 header
WhilePrintingRecords;
Global NumberVar Year1Month1;
Global NumberVar Year2Month1;
Year1Month1 := -1;
Year2Month1 := -1;
''

In the group 4 footer

WhilePrintingRecords;
Global NumberVar Year1Month1;
Global NumberVar Year2Month1;
If Year1Month1 < 0 then
    Year1Month1 := {Your Summary Field}
else
    Year2Month1 := {Your Summary Field}

In the group 3 footer
WhilePrintingRecords;
Global NumberVar Year1Month1;
Global NumberVar Year2Month1;
(Year1Month1 -Year2Month1) / Year1Month1 * 100

mlmcc

0
 
LVL 101

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 22683561
If you need the grphic deleted I can get that done for you.

mlmcc
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rocketmonkey
ID: 31504756
Thanks!!
0

Featured Post

Fill in the form and get your FREE NFR key NOW!

Veeam® is happy to provide a FREE NFR server license to certified engineers, trainers, and bloggers.  It allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. This license is valid for five workstations and two servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

My attempt to use PowerShell and other great resources found online to simplify the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus client components to any workstation that needs it, regardless of existing Office components that may be needing attention.
This article describes how to import an Outlook PST file to Office 365 using a third party product to avoid Microsoft's Azure command line tool, saving you time.
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question