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# Report Builder 3.0 Expression to calculate total "Outstanding" based on specific "Status"

Posted on 2016-10-31
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Hi,

I have a matrix report where the columns are grouped on the 'Status' field. There are 3 statuses in my data, Recalled, Returned and Transferred. I have added an expression in the "Outstanding" column to calculate the total in the "Requested" column MINUS the count in the "Status" column. I want the "Outstanding" column to calculate only the number of "Transferred". Currently the Outstanding column only take the requested number from whichever status is in the last column of the matrix. This is fine when the status is sorted A to Z, however I have been asked to show the "Transferred" in the first column. The image shows the matrix design, followed by how the 'Outstanding' is calculated off the "Transferred" when it is is the last column. The 3rd image shows how the "Outstanding" is now calculating off the 'Recalled' status, as it is the last column. I am trying to work out an expression that will show 'Requested MINUS Status' ONLY when the status is "Transferred", no matter which sort order is used.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give Experts!!

Lloyd
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Can you provide the expression ?
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Megan Brooks earned 2000 total points
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The simplest general solution I can think of is to add an integer calculated field to the dataset that has the value of the 'status' count if the status is 'transferred' and zero otherwise. When you sum the value of this new field over all the status column values in one row of report output, the result will be the the 'Transferred' value only.

Calculated field expression (call it 'TransferredOnly' or whatever you'd like):
=IIf(<test for status = transferred>, Fields!<status value field name>.Value, 0)
'Outstanding' column expression:
=Fields!<requested value field name>.Value - SUM(Fields!TransferredOnly.Value)
This will find the result no matter where 'Transferred' appears, if it appears at all, or even if it occurs more than once in a row (although I assume that it won't).
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Thanks so much Megan! That has got my report showing exactly how we want it!
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