Calculates the variance (difference) between two members. The variance
calculation recognizes the difference between accounts that are tagged in
the database outline as “Expense” or “No Expense” and calculates the variance
@VAR (mbrName1, mbrName2)
|mbrName1andmbrName2||Members from the same dimension whose variance results are to be calculated.
The variance is derived by subtracting mbrName2 values
from mbrName1, unless an account is tagged
as “Expense”, in which case mbrName1 values
are subtracted from mbrName2.
The following example is based on the Sample Basic database. The variance
between Actual and Budget is calculated as follows:
Variance = @VAR(Actual,Budget);
Sales is defined as “No Expense”, whereas COGS is tagged as “Expense”.
This example produces the following report:
Year Product Market Sales COGS ===== ==== Actual 400855 179336 Budget 373080 158940 Variance 27775 (20396)