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 accordingly.


@VAR (mbrName1, mbrName2)
Parameter Description

mbrName1 and mbrName2

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)

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