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## Dynamic Growth Rate?

I'm trying to calculate a growth rate between the two user-selected endpoints of my data, but I can't figure out how to make the formula work.  For instance, if the user selects 2013-2016, I'd like to display the growth rate for that period.  Similarly, if they select 2010-2019, I'd like to display the growth rate for that period as well.

Current variables are [FiscalYear] and [Amount]

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Accepted Solutions  MVP

just tried in the attachment with some test data

8 Replies  MVP

are the end point years?

maybe growth in % / number of years?

( sum( {\$<[Fiscal Year]= {\$(=Max([Fiscal Year]))}>} Amount) -  sum( {\$<[Fiscal Year]= {\$(=Min([Fiscal Year]))}>} Amount) )

( sum( {\$<[Fiscal Year]= {\$(=Min([Fiscal Year]))}>} Amount) * (Max([Fiscal Year]) -Min([Fiscal Year])) Not applicable
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The end points should be the first and last years within the selected years in [FiscalYear] - if the user selects 14-19, it should be 14 and 19.  And yes, it should be % growth over the user selected period (so % growth from 14-19 in the aforementioned example).  MVP

ok, thanks, my idea is above, hope it helps you Not applicable
Author

I entered your suggestion (had to close the parentheses at the end) but it's just giving me null values.  Any idea?  MVP

if you think the idea is ok (from the logical point of view) you can start to check an expression

sum( {\$<[Fiscal Year]= {\$(=Max([Fiscal Year]))}>} Amount)

as there are 3 similar expression, when the first one is ok, the other too should be ok

assuming you select the period 2013-2016, previous expression should be the same (same value) as

sum( {\$<[Fiscal Year]= {2016}>} Amount) Not applicable
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When I just enter one section of the formula with 2014-2017 selected:

(sum( {\$<[Fiscal Year]= {\$(=Max([Fiscal Year]))}>} Amount)

or

(sum( {\$<[Fiscal Year]= {\$(=Min([Fiscal Year]))}>} Amount)

It returns the same value - the sum total of 2014-2017.  Any ideas?  MVP

just tried in the attachment with some test data Not applicable
Author

EDIT:  Figured it out - the issue was on my end.  Your solution worked beautifully.  Thank you! Community Browser