Total Operating Expense, Margin, etc

• Question

• I've been reading about cascading subtotal, but how can I create things like Total expense (which doesn't work because it is the combined amount of two subtotals) and things like ratios (gross margin etc)?

Thanks

Friday, November 4, 2016 11:29 PM

• You need to learn to write some dax measures. Think of a measure as a formula in a cell in Excel. Write a measure for example (use your own column names) Total Sales = sum(table[sales]) Total cost = sum(table[cost]) Gross Margin = [Total Sales] - [Total Cost]

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:40 AM
• Oh, you want an inocme statement or similar. Watch this video by my colleague Derek. https://youtu.be/ojHZkWkEY7Q

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:18 PM
• Hi AlexMartini,

Sorry for inconvenience, could you please post some same sample data and what you want clearly for analysis? I understand you should protect the data. While I could appreciate it if you could make up some date, and post the expected result like the thread

Best Regards,
Angelia

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:31 AM

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• You need to learn to write some dax measures. Think of a measure as a formula in a cell in Excel. Write a measure for example (use your own column names) Total Sales = sum(table[sales]) Total cost = sum(table[cost]) Gross Margin = [Total Sales] - [Total Cost]

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:40 AM
• Hi Matt,

Yeah, I understand that, but how do you get that to appear in a financial statement as a row header? The point of cascading subtotals is that you can add rows that get you to things like gross profit, and operating profit, and it fits nicely within the same pivot table. However, as I mentioned, it's not clear how to do the same for things like gross profit margin or total operating expense. Thanks.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 7:07 AM
• Oh, you want an inocme statement or similar. Watch this video by my colleague Derek. https://youtu.be/ojHZkWkEY7Q

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:18 PM
• Thanks, I'll check it out.

Monday, November 7, 2016 7:04 PM
• Hi Alex,

Ok, in order to help more people, please mark the solution as answer, or share your solution if you have resolved your problem. Thanks a lot.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:36 AM
• Hi Matt. That was a very good video. Had to go through it slowly but it stuck. However, it still doesn't give the solution with regard to coming up with subtotals for things like TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE which is a subtotal of two expense sections. The video and most other resources out there only relate to cascading subtotals.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:04 AM
• Hi AlexMartini,

Sorry for inconvenience, could you please post some same sample data and what you want clearly for analysis? I understand you should protect the data. While I could appreciate it if you could make up some date, and post the expected result like the thread

Best Regards,
Angelia

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:31 AM