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Power BI Running Totals/ Cumulative Totals

Power BI Running Total

The Cumulative or Running total is used to watch the summation of numbers that is updated every time when a new number is entered to the sequence.

Let’s get started-

Download the sample Dataset from below link-

Global_superstore_2016.xls

Following these steps-

Step-1: Add one measure & write below DAX in order to create a running total-

Running Total =

CALCULATE (
SUM(Orders[Sales]),
FILTER (
ALL(Orders[Order Date]),
Orders[Order Date] <= MAX(Orders[Order Date] )
)
)




Measure Description:

  • CALCULATE:  Evaluates an expression in a modified filter context.
  • SUM: The SUM function is a aggregation function and it calculates the sum of all numbers in a column.
  • FILTER: Returns a table that represents a subset of another table or expression.
  • ALL: Returns all the rows in a table, or all the values in a column.
  • MAX: Returns the largest value in a column.

Step-2: Now drag measure into table visual to see the running total result.

Running Totals in Power BI

Running Totals in Power BI

You can also create a running total by using another DAX functions-

DATESYTD =

CALCULATE(SUM(Orders[Sales]),

DATESYTD(Orders[Order Date])
DatesYTD DAX

DATESYTD DAX

It returns the year wise running total and for every year it will start sales summation from the beginning. In same way you can use DATESMTD & DATESQTD DAX functions to get the running totals.

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