Beast Mode Calculation in Summary Number

My beast mode formula goes something like this:- SUM (x) / SUM (y)

I am not able to use the above beast mode for my summary number. I am looking to get the average percentages, but the aggregation field is greyed out and I get the message "using aggregation in beast mode formula". Any help will be appreciated. Thank you



  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana πŸ₯·

    Hi @Saketh

    You're attempting to aggregate an aggregate which isn't possible within the beast mode and summary number. If you want the average of the percentage you'd need to pre-aggregate your data with a dataflow to then be able to take the average of the percentage.

  • MarkSnodgrass
    MarkSnodgrass Portland, Oregon πŸ”΄

    @Saketh since you are already aggregating it, you just need to ignore the aggregation field and click on Show Formatting Options and then choose percentage for the Display As format. You will then see your summary number as a percentage.

  • Saketh
    Saketh βšͺ️

    @MarkSnodgrass - Thank you for the above fix.

    Quick follow-up question - would the averages displayed be a weighted average or is it a simple average??

  • MarkSnodgrass
    MarkSnodgrass Portland, Oregon πŸ”΄

    @Saketh this would just be a simple average since you aren't putting a weight on anything.