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# How do I create a formula column that will subtract two generated colums, from column grouping?

I have a Matrix with a column grouping.

when running the report it creates two columns.

Column A Column B

I need:

Column A Column B =Column A - Column B

I need to subtract Column B from Column A somehow by referencing

I am having a problem with the formula where it only shows column A in the formula colum.

Please advise!!

when running the report it creates two columns.

Column A Column B

I need:

Column A Column B =Column A - Column B

I need to subtract Column B from Column A somehow by referencing

I am having a problem with the formula where it only shows column A in the formula colum.

Please advise!!

Not enough information, for example,what is your data source and data set?

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Hope this helps!

Variance.rtf

Variance.rtf

Are you saying that there is a varchar field called ACTUAL_BUDGET, which says "Actual" or "Budget", and there is a money field called SIGNEDDATA?

ASKER

Yes, Actual and budget is in a Category dimension which compares Actual dollars spent to Budget Dollars spent based on the money measure signeddata.

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I crated a column inside the group and placed formula in there. When I ran the report it eroded with a scope problem.

Let's start slowly then. Please try the following, and tell me which formulas give an error or an unexpected result.

=sum(SIGNEDDATA)

=sum(IIf([ACTUAL_BUDGET])="Actual",1,0)

=sum(IIf([ACTUAL_BUDGET])="Actual",SIGNEDDATA,0)

=sum(SIGNEDDATA)

=sum(IIf([ACTUAL_BUDGET])=

=sum(IIf([ACTUAL_BUDGET])=

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UPDATE - Disregard previous above communication.

I moved the parentheses to the end. Which gave more of a result. However, still not correct. I added the column outside of the group in the design, thinking it would give a single column in the result. But not. See attached file. 2 problems still exist:

1. Need a single column for the result

2. Need the subtraction to work correctly

=sum(IIf(Fields!ACTUAL_BUDGET.Value="Budget",Fields!SIGNEDDATA.Value,0))-

sum(IIf(Fields!ACTUAL_BUDGET.Value="Actual",Fields!SIGNEDDATA.Value,0))

GIVES ME THIS:

Result.rtf

I moved the parentheses to the end. Which gave more of a result. However, still not correct. I added the column outside of the group in the design, thinking it would give a single column in the result. But not. See attached file. 2 problems still exist:

1. Need a single column for the result

2. Need the subtraction to work correctly

=sum(IIf(Fields!ACTUAL_BUD

sum(IIf(Fields!ACTUAL_BUDG

GIVES ME THIS:

Result.rtf

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