# Calculation Element Properties

You can add calculation elements to a matrix report to show variances in data or metrics and percentages. See Matrix Report Calculations.

This table describes the properties available for managing a calculation element using the Element Properties dialog. To access the Element Properties dialog, right-click a calculation element and selecting **Properties**.

Field |
Description |
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Label | Sets the name for the element as it displays in the report. The field appears for all calculation elements. |

Code | Sets a code for reference purposes. For example, use the code to refer to the element in a custom calculation formula. The field appears for all calculation elements. |

Display As | Sets the format for displaying the result. Select one:
- Account's display type. Displays the result as a number or percent based on the Display As setting for the account under Modeling. See Add and Edit Accounts. Available for all elements except GL accounts.
- Value. Displays the percent values as numbers. For example, 5% shows as 0.05.
- Percent. Displays the number and currency values as percentages. For example, 5 shows as 500%.
The field appears only for the Difference and Custom calculation elements. The Account's display type property does not apply to a Difference calculation. |

Reverse Sign |
Changes the sign of the result from negative to positive or the reverse. For example, you can show a negative variance as a positive result for an Expense account.
The field appears only for the Difference and Custom calculation elements. Also, this option is only available for non-accounts calculations such as versions or time. When selected, reverses the sign of the expenses, liabilities, and equities. |

Difference Options | Sets which elements represent the following factors in a difference calculation:
- The number to subtract
- The number from which to subtract
The field appears only for the Difference calculation element. |

Connected to Parameter | Indicates whether the Difference element is connected to a report parameter. When the report parameter changes, the variance data updates See Report Parameters.
The field appears only for the Difference calculation element. |