5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2017 9:45 AM by taylor.johnson

# Total is not Sum-ing correctly? Confused.

Hello,

I am trying to determine a weighted average coupon which is simply (Property A record):

Loan Balance (\$24MM) / Total Loan Balance (\$89.79MM) * Coupon (1.95%) = 0.52%

All of these calculations calculate corrected ('W Coupon along Table (Down)), however it SUMS up incorrectly on the 'Total' line. The overall sum should 3.10% but for some reason it is 2.07%.

My formula for the weighted coupon is: SUM([Loan Balance]) / WINDOW_SUM(SUM([Loan Balance]))*AVG([Coupon])

Thanks,

Taylor

• ###### 1. Re: Total is not Sum-ing correctly? Confused.

Hi taylor

Looks pretty complex - just a question here may not help -

I looked at your data and most of your coupons have a value like .0xx something but there are 4 values at 2.38

Just looks strange

Jim

• ###### 2. Re: Total is not Sum-ing correctly? Confused.

Hi Taylor,

The reason this is happening is because you wrote your 'W Coupon' calc as a pre-aggregated calculation, which means that the Grand Total won't just add up all the percentages in the column. It's actually performing the calculation itself for all the values at the proper aggregation. Notice that your 'W Coupon' pill appears on the viz as AGG(W Coupon), not SUM(W Coupon). So what the Total is calculating is this:

SUM(Loan Balance) (\$89.79MM) / WINDOW_SUM(SUM(Loan Balance)) (\$89.79MM) * AVG(Coupon) (1.95+3.35+3.75+3.35+0+0/6)

Because the first part of the equation comes out to 1, it's basically just returning you the average of all your coupon values (2.07)

If you want it to return the sum of the percentages, you need to write this as a row-level calculation, so that you can put it on the viz with a SUM aggregation, and then the Total line can SUM all the values of the output. You can do that with LODs, like so:

[Loan Balance] / { FIXED [Property Type] : SUM([Loan Balance]) } * Coupon

Now the one issue with this is that you've excluded Property 29 from your viz. However, an LOD will want to take the Loan Balance value of Property 29 into account. So what you have to do is add your Property Name filter to context. Once you do that, the calculation I provided above will return 3/10% in the totals line.

-Christina

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• ###### 3. Re: Total is not Sum-ing correctly? Confused.

Christina,

I am also having the same issue in the attached twbx.  However, the filters are a little different so using { FIXED [Property Type] did not work.  Since I was filtering by Fund, I tried { FIXED [Fund] but that did not work.

Thanks!

• ###### 4. Re: Total is not Sum-ing correctly? Confused.

Taylor,

Would you be able to accomplish what you want, if you change the calculation in your "Weighted Coupon" calculated field to the following:

Weighted Coupon

[Coupon]*

([Loan Amt (MM)]/

{EXCLUDE [Property],[Term],[Coupon],[Maturity Date]:

SUM([Loan Amt (MM)])})

Please let us know if that works.

Kaz.

• ###### 5. Re: Total is not Sum-ing correctly? Confused.

That did not work, that calculation basically returned the exact same number that was in the original coupon field.  You can try it in the previous TWBX.