# Is there a way to have a summary report calculate the variance of the difference between sums?

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Basically I need the variance to be calculated as the following:

FTE Target - FTE Sum (Filled) - FTE Sum(Open) = Variance. In which case would be
9.6 below.

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The only way to do this would be to have a table of Cost Centers (which you may already have) and summarize up the detail records for Filled and Open.

Then just have s simple Table Report of Cost Centers and do the math on the Cost Center Record.
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Hi Dan,

Correct I do have Cost Center table. I'm also am doing the math in the record but it sums the individual variances on the summary which is not the result needed.

Question - is there a way to create a formula field that captures the totals shown at the bottom of a Report Link?

i.e. pull in the total 40.3 into a separate formula field? I'm thinking as a workaround have the math show in each record..I think this will be acceptable because the report consumer has to view each record individually anyway.

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Hi this is Mark.
I'm not understanding the question now.

If you have all your fields on a record, you can just do a simple formula to calculate the variance, right?
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Sorry..Mark.

The variance calc in the record is missing the Filled and Opened totals for the Cost Center. Keep in mind its a sum of multiple records for each cost center. In other words, each cost center has multiple records within it...I need the sum of Total FTE (Open) and (Filled)...if I can get this in the record I'd be in business...the variance calc would work.
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If you have a relationship between the Cost Centers and their detail records, then you can make summary fields to get those numbers (Totals or averages) up to the Cost Center record.
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indeed you can!! woohoo!

awesome bud..thank you!
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