4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2019 12:55 PM by Ignacio Laiseca

# Filter calculation by its measures

After I do a sum using different measures even from different databases I want to be able to filter out the different measures I've used.

For example, I am trying to calculate the total cost of my company to do this I have

Database 1: Cost X

Database 2: Cost Y

Database 3: Cost Z & A

And all this databases share a parameter call TIME

In my Database 3 I do the following calculation:

Total Cost:
SUM(X)+SUM(Y)+SUM(Z)+SUM(A)

Now I paint a bar graph of the total cost over time.

My problem is here: how do I create a filter so I can filter out the different costs?

By this I mean a filter where I have [X,Y,Z,A] so I can play and choose which of these to include in my total cost or not, depending on what I want to analyses.

I have tried to explain it as clear as I can, if anyone can help and want some extra info just let me know and I will try to explain further.

Thanks very much

• ###### 1. Re: Filter calculation by its measures

Hello Ignacio,

I read your post a couple of times and I'm wondering if building a parameter would help you?

Perhaps building a parameter where you can view different scenarios of your costs?

It's difficult to understand completely without an example, but I think this may help.

Hope I'm understanding your question correctly.

Thanks,

John

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• ###### 2. Re: Filter calculation by its measures

Hi

A little difficult without seeing you twbx workbook - it raises a question of how to connect the data

I think I would create a data scaffold - just a consecutive list of dates that spans the date range of the data -

so all the data could be in a common date dimension I would join each data set to the scaffold (I am assuming that the dates in the 3 data sets do not align with each other)

the daa scaffold would be used as the data filter and for date calculations and the formula you use above SUM(X)+SUM(Y)+SUM(Z)+SUM(A)

could be used in the viz

a lot would depend on the structure of the data and the data sources

JIm

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• ###### 3. Re: Filter calculation by its measures

Hey Jim,

Thank you very much for your help. I cannot share my workbook because it contains company information and I cannot post online but don't worry John's answer was exactly what I needed.

• ###### 4. Re: Filter calculation by its measures

Hey John,

Thank you very much! This is exactly what I needed!! You have made my life a lot easier