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.
Download the sample Dataset from below link-
Follow these steps in order to create a cumulative total DAX
Step-1: Create a measure with below code
Cumulative Total = CALCULATE ( SUM('Global-Superstore'[Sales]), FILTER ( ALL( 'Global-Superstore'[Order Date] ), 'Global-Superstore'[Order Date] <= MAX ( 'Global-Superstore'[Order Date] ) ) )
- 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 the measure into Table visual with some fields and see the output.
Another Approach to calculate the cumulative totals:
DATESYTD = CALCULATE(SUM('Global-Superstore'[Sales]), DATESYTD('Global-Superstore'[Order Date]))
It returns the year wise running total and for every year it will start sales summation from the beginning.
Also you can refer these post in order to calculate cumulative or running total Month, Quarter & Year wise-
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