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Specialist III
Specialist III

Optimize if condition

Hi All,

We have a expression that reads

num(if(sum(XYZ)<0, 0, Sum(XYZ)),'$(UnitFormat)')

This seems to be consuming a high calculation time on a large document.

Is there a single function that can be used to optimize this to the best?

Note: for certain reasons we do not want to mention the dimension when we are calculating this.


Rajesh Vaswani

5 Replies


Can you try below

if(sum(XYZ)<0, 0, num(Sum(XYZ),'$(UnitFormat)'))



Not applicable

You could try:


Not sure if this will improve performance, but it may be worth a try.

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Maybe you could use set analysis:

sum({< XYZ = {">0"}>} XYZ)

The units could you better show (dynamically) within the label.

- Marcus

Not applicable

Wouldn't you want to include negative values? Just because one of the values of XYZ is negative, doesn't mean the sum is below 0.

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

It will be depend from the data-structure. In some cases I use such logic. Maybe its worth to implement the sum-check within the set analysis but I think then will be the performance not really better ...

Perhaps another way could be to split these calculation in a table-chart with and reference i a second step on the other column.

- Marcus