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## Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

I am attempting to get a running total for a list of open orders by item number. It is something done easily in Excel, but I can’t seem to get it work in PowerBI.

It involves the calculation in Col. AA. Which is the cumulative count based on the Excel formula below:

**bleep**: =IF(H2=H1,J2+AA1,J2)

Because PowerBI doesn’t due multi-levels sorts, I made sure the base data is sorted in Excel before coming into PowerBI. Data is sorted by Item number then Request Date. I added an index column so lines get a value in sequential order to my desired sort.

I wrote a PowerBI formula that is supposed to mimic the Excel formula above.

CUMULATIVE = IF(Open_Orders[item_no]=Open_Orders[PreviousITEM],Open_Orders[QTY ORDERED]+Open_Orders[PreviousQTY],Open_Orders[QTY ORDERED])

To get the “PreviousITEM” in the red **bleep** formula line above I created this:

PreviousITEM = CALCULATE(MAX(Open_Orders[item_no]),FILTER(Open_Orders,Open_Orders[Index]=EARLIER(Open_Orders[Index])-1))

To get the “PreviousQty” in the red **bleep** formula above I created this:

PreviousQTY = CALCULATE(MAX(Open_Orders[QTY ORDERED]),FILTER(Open_Orders,Open_Orders[Index]=EARLIER(Open_Orders[Index])-1))

BUT THE PROBLEM IS WHEN I HAVE MORE THAN 2 MATHCHING ITEM #’s IN A ROW. THE CUMULATIVE CALC IS NOT CORRECT. I KNOW MY CUMULATIVE IF STATEMENT IS MISSING SOMETHING TO ADD A RUNNING TOTAL OF NOT JUST 1 LINE ABOVE, BUT ALL THE ROWS ABOVE WITH MATCHING ITEMS #’s.

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Community Support Team

## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

Hi @ianneg77 ,

If you have an index column, you could try the measure below.

```Measure =
CALCULATE (
SUM ( 'Table1'[Qty ordered] ),
FILTER ( ALL ( 'Table1' ), 'Table1'[Index] <= MAX ( 'Table1'[Index] ) )
)
```

Here is the output.

Best  Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

Unfortunately, that didn't seem to fix the problem. When I used the suggested column formula and inserted it into the matrix, I got the same value for all lines.

NEW **bleep** CALC = CALCULATE (
SUM ( 'Open_Orders'[QTY ORDERED] ),
FILTER ( ALL ( 'Open_Orders' ), 'Open_Orders'[Index] <= MAX ( 'Open_Orders'[Index] ) )
)

Community Support Team

## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

Hi @ianneg77 ,

If it is convenient, could you share a dummy pbix file which can reproduce the scenario, so that I can have a test on it? You can upload it to OneDrive and post the link here. Do mask sensitive data before uploading.)

Best  Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

Hello,

Index rows 38 - 46 are the perfect example of what i am attempting to do. Cumulative amount should be getting bigger incrementally since the item numbers match.  My cumulative calc partially works, it will get it correct the for the first 2 instances but any time the matching items numbers go beyond that it stops.

Here is a link to the file, https://www.dropbox.com/s/yhxf7k03reqxp2a/Backlog%20Report%20-%20Daily%20DUMMY%20COPY.pbix?dl=0

It will expire tomorrow.

Community Support Team

## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

Hi @ianneg77 ,

Based on your sample pbix, it seems that you created a calculated column, you should create a measure with the formula in my first reply.

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

I see that your suggestion was a measure and not a column. Thank you for that...

I should clarify, I am looking for a running total for the unique grouping of identical item numbers, not the entire list.

My base data is sorted by item # then Requested date, so if i have a group of 8 identical items numbers in sequence, each line's "QTY ORDERED" is being added to the cumulative QTY ORDERED from the identical item number's line above. On the 9th row if the item # changes the count resets.

Example of the pattern:

Community Support Team

## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

Hi @ianneg77 ,

For your requirement, I'm afraid that you should create a group index with dax then use the measure I provided before.

Best  Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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Community Support Team

## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

Hi @ianneg77 ,

If you have solved, please accept the replies making sense as solution to your question so that people who may have the same question can get the solution directly.

If you still need help, plese feel free to ask.

Best  Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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## Re: Cumulative / Running total for a group of orders

Unfortunately, it didn;t solve the issue. Can t seem to get it to work.