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Sum does not except 3 parameters

7 - Data Storage
7 - Data Storage

Any help gratefully received, please.

I've hit a wall: apparently I cannot use three parameters in a measure on a widget. Anyone know of a work around?

[Total total_client_facing_hours]-sum([work_department],[work_title],[Total total_capacity_hours_on_day]*0.36)


13 - Data Warehouse
13 - Data Warehouse

@RockyDylan ,

If you are trying to add 3 fields together, split the formula and use SUM function for each fields separately.

(sum([work_department]) + sum([work_title]) + sum([Total total_capacity_hours_on_day]))*0.36


10 - ETL
10 - ETL

If you want to use a multi-pass aggregation here you could use this variant: 
sum([work_department],sum([work_title],[Total total_capacity_hours_on_day]*0.36))

Sisense Team Member
Sisense Team Member

Hi @RockyDylan !

When you want an aggregative function to perform a simple aggregation, it should only receive a single parameter - e.g. SUM([Sales]).

There are two primitives of when an aggregation function receives more than one parameter:

  • Used as (SUM([Sales]),[Region]) - When "Region" is a filter for the items that have to be aggregated
  • Used as AVG([Region]),SUM([Sales])) - When you want to get the average sum of each region

It seems that you're attempting to sum up two independent values - 

  1. Sum of [total_client_facing_hours]
  2. Sum of [total_capacity_hours_on_day]*0.36 with a filter of [work_department] and [work_title]

In this case, try using the following formula: