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2676357 - Variance in percentage calculated wrong in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)

Symptom

  • When comparing a lower minus value to a higher minus value using the variance function and displaying it as a percentage, the result will be negative.
  • In case of displaying the same variance numerically, it will show a positive value.
  • For Example:
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Environment

SAP Analytics Cloud 2018.12.6

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Ad a variance to a chart.
  2. Notice that the numeric variable value is positive, however the percentage is negative.

Cause

  • The calculation behind the variance in percentage is (A-B)/B.

Resolution

  • The behavior is by design.

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Keywords

Cloud for Analytics, Cloud4Analytics, CloudforAnalytics, Cloud 4 Planning, BOC, SAPBusinessObjectsCloud, BusinessObjectsCloud, BOBJcloud, BOCloud., SAC, SAP AC, Cloud-Analytics, CloudAnalytics, SAPCloudAnalytics, negative, positive, plus, minus, numeric, perceptual, , KBA , LOD-ANA , SAP Analytics Cloud , LOD-ANA-BI , SAP Analytics Cloud - Business Intelligence (BOC) , LOD-ANA-BR , SAP Analytics Cloud - Digital Boardroom , LOD-ANA-PL , SAP Analytics Cloud – Planning (BOC) , LOD-ANA-PR , SAP Analytics Cloud – Predictive (BOC) , Problem

Product

SAP Analytics Cloud 1.0