Percent (simple number) calculations
You can use simple number functions to perform useful percent calculations on your data. Simple number functions include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Multiplication; returns the result of multiplying two numbers.
Addition; returns the result of adding two numbers.
Subtraction; returns the result of subtracting the second number from the first.
Division; returns the result of dividing the first number by the second.
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
revenue with your company’s name for their
revenue column, such as
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 following example.