Calculate median value

Hello,

the MEDIAN Anaplan function doesn't exist ("No native Anaplan function: can be built using calculation").

I have all the wages of my company and I need to calculate the median wage per job type. How can I do ?

Thank you for your help.

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  • Hi,

    It can be acheived using RANK & MAX formulae.

    1) Using RANK, give the rankings to your wages lineitem.

    2) Select MAX rank from the previous line

    3) Then max value calculated in previous line divide by "2" (Use ROUND function, if value is odd)

    4) In line 3, you get MEDIAN RANK. Wages corresponding to your median rank, is your median wage.

     

    Hope it helps

     

    Regards,

    Pavan

  • Hello,

     

    Do you mean ?:

     

    Line item 1:   Wage [SUM: Job type]

    Line item 2:   RANK(Line item 1, ASCENDING)

    Line item 3:   MAX(Line item 1, Line item 2) / 2

     

    Regards,

     

    Emmanuelle

  • Emmanuelle,

     

    For Lineitem 2: Set the summary as "Max" in blueprint view

    For Lineitem 3: Formula = Lineitem 2 [Lookup: Parent ] 

    For Lineitem 4: Formula = ROUND(Lineitem 3 / Two)

    Lineitem 4 will give us the median Rank. Then, wages corresponding to Line 4 will be our median wage.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Regards,

    Pavan 

     

     

  • Hi, I typically accomplish these types of calcs by creating a 2nd module to aggregate (in this case) Total Wages by Category, and a Count of Items ... the calc the average and consume it wherever I need it. In this case, the aggregation module would have Category as a dimension, so a SUM statement can be used.
  • Dear both,

     

    thank you for your help.

     

    I found out the solution (I've checked with Excel), which is a little bit more tricky 😉 

    It would be nice if Anaplan edit a MEDIAN formula 😉 

     

    Here are the line item formula:

     

    lists:

    Job type: TEXT (example: accountant, Sales...)

    Employee: TEXT (employee name)

     

    1)MEDIAN

     

    "Applies to ": Job type

     

    MEDIAN = IF 'MAX/2' * 2 = 1 THEN Wage ELSE IF 'MAX/2' * 2 = 2 THEN Median intermediate ELSE Median intermediate

     

    2) MAX/2

     

    "Applies to ": Job type

    "Summary": MAX

     

    MAX/2 = Rank per job type[MAX: Job type] / 2

     

    3)Rank per job type

     

    "Applies to ": Job type, Employees

     

    Rank per job type = RANK(Wage, DESCENDING, MAXIMUM, Wage > 0, ITEM(Job type))

     

    4)Median intermediate

     

    "Applies to ": Job type, Employees

    "Summary": MAX

     

    Median intermediate = IF 'MAX/2' * 2 = 1 THEN Wage ELSE IF 'MAX/2' * 2 = 2 THEN Total Wage per job type / 2 ELSE IF 'MAX: round up' = 'MAX: round down' THEN IF 'MAX/2'[LOOKUP: Job type] = Rank per job type[LOOKUP: Job type] THEN 'SUM: Wage related to MAX round down' / 2 ELSE 0 ELSE Wage related to MAX round up

     

    5) Total Wage per job type

     

    "Applies to ": Job type

     

    Total Wage per job type = wage[SUM: Job type] 

     

    6)MAX: round up

     

    "Applies to ": Job type

    "Summary": MAX

     

    MAX: round up= ROUND('MAX/2', 0, UP)

     

    7)MAX: round down

     

    "Applies to ": Job type

     

    MAX: round down= ROUND('MAX/2', 0, DOWN)

     

    8)SUM: Wage related to MAX round down

     

    "Applies to ": Job type, Employees

     

    SUM: Wage related to MAX round down = Wage related to MAX round down

     

    9)Wage related to MAX round up

     

    "Applies to ": Job type

     

    Wage related to MAX round up = IF 'MAX: round up' = Rank per job type THEN Wage ELSE 0

     

    10)Wage related to MAX round down

     

    "Applies to ": Job type, Employees

     

    Wage related to MAX round down = IF 'MAX: round down' = Rank per job type OR 'MAX: round down' + 1 = Rank per job type THEN Wage ELSE 0

     

     

    Emmanuelle