"Percentage Difference" formula needed

Posted on 2014-10-02
Last Modified: 2014-10-08
I have two currency fields, Current YTD and Previous YTD.

I need a formula that shows the percentage increase or decrease.  I've tried a few things but I'm getting Division by 0 errors.  Either value can be "0".

I need something to display 50, 100, or -50, -100, etc, etc

I'm braindead - can any of you help?

Thanks in advance!

Question by:SStroz

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I think you could be a litle more clear explaining some of your actual code in order to get the right answer.
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you need to use "if then else" syntax to check if the divisor is zero, like this:
If {Current YTD} ={Previous YTD} then 0 else ({Current YTD} - {Previous YTD}) / {Current YTD} * 100

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Actually the formula needs to test the divisor.  Also you are probably looking for the percentage increase/decrease over the previous year

Try this

If {PreviousYear} = 0 then 0 else ({CurrentYear} - {PreviousYear}) / {PreviousYear} * 100


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Thanks Michael!!!


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