Division of Values

major_ace
major_ace PHX, USA ⚪️
edited August 23 in Dataflows

Hello Domo Ninjas - I'm trying to get a new value from a dataset, where I'm dividing 1 column by another. Its a strange way of measuring how much Sales is adding on Services to Product deals.

  • I'm getting errors both in Beast Mode, when I try MOD(ProdSales,SvcsSales )
  • And in DataFlows when I add a Calculator, attach it to the Dataset give a new column name, select the calculation type Division, select the 2 columns, and finally drag an output DataSet, name and save. When I run it, I get an error  {{ ::getInvalidText(datasource) }}

Any advice would be great...I'm stuck

Thx,

Rich

Best Answers

  • MichelleH
    MichelleH 🟢
    Answer ✓

    Hi @major_ace if you are looking for a simple division, try this beast mode:

    sum(`ProdSales`)/sum(`SvcsSales`)
    


  • ST_-Superman-_
    Answer ✓

    Is your data clean? Meaning do you have values for all of your rows of data and are those values all in number format? That error message might indicate that Domo is trying to run a calculation on a text field.

    If the data is clean, you could try

    MOD(sum(`ProdSales`),sum(`SvcsSales`))
    



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  • major_ace
    major_ace PHX, USA ⚪️

    No, some rows were discounted to 0 and some have no value, where the Product was sold with either a discount to 0 or no Services were sold at all.

  • major_ace
    major_ace PHX, USA ⚪️

    Thank you both! I went with the un-nested version @MichelleH posted, and it worked great! For some reason, my earlier attempts at nesting were throwing errors.

  • @major_ace - the MOD() function is not the same as dividing two values. But, as long as you have the output you are looking for.


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