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Can a Category member be created to calculate Budget vs. Actual for $s and for as a percentage?

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Can a Category member be created to calculate Budget vs. Actual for $s and for as a percentage? I'm thinking that the two new category members will be calculations based on Budget and Actual. For Budget vs. Actuals in $s = BvA$ [formula: Budget-Actual]. And as a percentage BvA% [formula: ( | (B - A) | / ((B + A)/2) ) * 100].

I know that only alphanumerics can only be used in member names. I'll make up correct names later.

Thanks! Barry

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  • Posted on Dec 02, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    hi Barry,

    Sure you can. The percentage calculation you mentioned might be tricky, but you should be able to use IIF((B-A) >0, (B-A)/((B+A)/2), (A-B)/((B+A)/2)) instead.

    Let me know if you have further questions.

    Best Regards

    Gavin

    BPC Product Manager

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  • Posted on Dec 02, 2015 at 05:32 PM

    Hi Barry,

    I agree with Gavin but why can't you use a simple formula in your report?

    thanks

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2015 at 06:16 PM

    Hi Barry,

    I agree with both Gavin that it could be done, and with John's question / recommendation 😊, to do this in a report. You could automate your comparison category with a property on your category dimension. I would recommend doing the calculation in your report, vs. adding a calculated member to your category dimension. Less overhead.

    Cheers,

    Brian

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