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Contributor II
Contributor II

Pivot Table - Customise 'Partial Sum' total to Subtract instead of Add


Is there a way to use the Partial SUM in a PIVOT Table to perform a subtraction instead of addition?


I have only 2 values in the dimension:

- Actual



I want the Partial Sum Total to show Actual-Planned instead of Actual+Planned.


My expression is:

if([Dept]='Body' or [Dept]='Tyre',



2 Replies

Use Dimensionality() to control the expression. Something like this:

If(Dimensionality() = 1,

	Sum({<WorkDate = {"<=$(=Date(Today())"}, ProjectFlag = {Y}, 
		Dept = {'Body', 'Tyre'), MYFIELD = {Actual}>} HOURS)
	Sum({<WorkDate = {"<=$(=Date(Today())"}, ProjectFlag = {Y}, 
		Dept = {'Body', 'Tyre'), MYFIELD = {Planned}>} HOURS)
	Sum({<WorkDate = {"<=$(=Date(Today())"}, ProjectFlag = {Y}, 
		Dept = {'Body', 'Tyre'), MYFIELD = {Actual}>} HOURS)
	Sum({<WorkDate = {"<=$(=Date(Today())"}, ProjectFlag = {Y}, 
		Dept = {'Body', 'Tyre'), MYFIELD = {Planned}>} HOURS)

You will need to adapt this by changing the field name and checking the structure of the pivot against my assumption of Dimensionality of 1.

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The only other method of which to do things would be to have one of the numbers be a negative to get the subtraction you want, and I would assume you might have to set that during the load of the data etc., but could maybe do that to an alias of the field that you use in the pivot table just for this calculation, not sure if it will work well or not, but wanted to toss it out there.

You can always search within the Design Blog area for things that may give you ideas too:



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