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Running Total Tool

Last modified: September 09, 2021

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One Tool Example

Running Total has a One Tool Example. Visit Sample Workflows to learn how to access this and many other examples directly in Alteryx Designer Cloud.

Use Running Total to calculate a cumulative sum on a numeric column for each row in a file.

A 10 10
B 12 22
C 4 26

It can also create sums of groups of rows and calculate the cumulative sums of multiple columns at the row or group level.

ROW Group VALUE_1 RunTotal_VALUE_1 VALUE_1 RunTotal_VALUE_2
A1 A 10 10 7 7
A2 A 5 15 3 10
B1 B 12 12 5 5
B2 B 8 20 1 6
C1 C 4 4 11 11
C2 C 2 6 9 20
D1 D 6 6 0 0

Configure the Tool

  1. Select Columns to Compute Running Total. New columns are added with a RunTot_ prefix to show running totals for each column selected in the Columns to Compute Running Total section.
  2. You can also select Columns to Group By (Optional).
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