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You can use simple number functions to perform useful percent calculations. Simple number functions include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Function Description Examples
* Returns the result of multiplying both numbers.
  • 3 * 2 = 6
  • price * taxrate
+ Returns the result of adding both numbers.
  • 1 + 2 = 3
  • price + shipping
- Returns the result of subtracting the second number from the first.
  • 3 - 2 = 1
  • revenue - tax
/ Returns the result of dividing the first number by the second.
  • 6 / 3 = 2
  • markup / retail price

Calculate percentages

Calculating percentages is useful when you want to see, for example, the percentage of revenue that each retail department generates (gifts, bakery, canned goods, etc.).

Create a formula called Percent Revenue in the Formula Assistant:

( sum ( revenue ) / group_sum ( revenue ) ) * 100

Replace revenue with your company’s name for their revenue column, such as revenue_dollar_amount.

Now you can see the percentage of your total revenue that each department contributes, using the percent revenue formula that you just created. See the example below.

Percent revenue per department