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Customized Visualizations using Calculated PowerMetrics

Calculated PowerMetrics is a great feature and opens up so many quick and easy visualizations options. In this example I use sample sales data to produce a won/lost chart like this.

My data source shows both lost and won deals as positive numbers and my basic PowerMetric when segmented by Won/Lost shows the following chart.

 

However, I want the lost deals to show as negative values. I could build logic in my data source model to do this, but instead I decided it would be faster and easier to create a calculated PowerMetric. Using filtering and a small bit of math, I am able to get the result I want using this formula for my calculated PowerMetric:

This formula takes the sales filtered for wins only:

And adds it to the sales filtered for lost deals, multiplied by -1 to convert them to a negative number:

Finally, I set the view that I want by selecting

  • chart type: bar,
  • style: stacked bars
  • -segment by: Won/Lost dimension


Just like that, I have the exactly the PowerMetric and view I need.

 

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