 # % Diff positive versus negative

So I went through all of the videos that show how to do financial reporting and setting up a PnL. In the below screenshot of one of my visuals take Application Fees for example. FY19 is 41.2% which I take as the difference from FY18. But what I would expect to see here is -41.2% since FY19 is less than FY18.

Initially I thought it was because of the ABS used in the %Diff formula but some negatives show up.

My formulas are below

Actuals ('000) =

VAR Revenue = CALCULATE(SUM(WWCloseout[Amount]), WWCloseout[Sub-Category] = “Revenue”,

FILTER(WWCloseout, WWCloseout[Sub-Category] = “Revenue”))

VAR Expenses = CALCULATE(SUM(WWCloseout[Amount]), WWCloseout[Sub-Category] = “Expenses”,

FILTER(WWCloseout, WWCloseout[Sub-Category] = “Expenses”)) * -1

RETURN

DIVIDE( Revenue + Expenses, 1000, 0)

LY Actuals ('000) = CALCULATE( [Actuals ('000)], DATEADD( Dates[Date], -1, YEAR))

Diff to LY = [Actuals ('000)] - [LY Actuals ('000)]

% Diff to LY =
IF( ISBLANK( [LY Actuals ('000)]),
BLANK(),
DIVIDE( ABS( [Actuals ('000)] - [LY Actuals ('000)]), [LY Actuals ('000)], 0))

Try taking out the ABS & the right parenthesis after the 1st instance of [LY Actuals ('000)] out of the % Diff to LY Measure and should be good. Here is Sam’s formula that he did from last Year’s May Summit. Thanks 1 Like

That worked. Can’t believe I didn’t think about that.

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Sometimes it helps to have another set of eyes have a look!

Cheers! 1 Like