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## Quick Measure - Running Total Sorting issue

I am trying to create a Pareto Chart which shows the running Total of Spend in percentge as Line.

The Columns are sorted by Total Spend for each category (MM, PPP, SS etc) in Desc order

I used Quick Measure option on Sum("Spend") field to create a "Running Total". When this is added as a Line Value, the data points are appearing sorted by the Category ( notice VVV has 100% and its the 4 bar, ).

The Cumulative of Spend (Running Total) should happened by the Total Spend sorted in Desc order, not by Category Text!
Here is the DAX created by Quick Measure:

```Sumof Line Amount running total in Category

= CALCULATE(

SUM('Spend'[Line Amount]),

FILTER(
ALLSELECTED('Spend'[Category]),

ISONORAFTER('Spend'[Category],
MAX('Spend'[Category]),
DESC)
)
)```

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Community Champion

@Anonymous

Hi, Try with this Code: (Assuming that the Graph was sorted by Spend)

```Spend running total =
VAR spend =
CALCULATE ( SUM ( Table2[Spend] ) )
RETURN
CALCULATE (
SUM ( Table2[Spend] ),
FILTER (
ALL ( Table2[Category] ),
CALCULATE ( SUM ( Table2[Spend] ) >= spend )
)
)```

Lima - Peru
8 REPLIES 8
Microsoft Employee

Hi @Anonymous

Does this measure get close to what you need?

```Sumof Line Amount running total in Category =
CALCULATE(
SUM('Spend'[Line Amount]),
FILTER(
ALL('Spend'),
'Spend'[Category]<=MAX('Spend'[Category])
)
)```

To learn more about DAX visit : aka.ms/practicalDAX

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Anonymous
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Thank you for the resposes!

1) Sorting on the line will not working, because its a Pareto Chart, that should Columns sorted by Top Spend. The Line should have Running total for each Bar.

2) Phil, I tried your Formula, its giving similar output. Here is the output:

Ideally, the output shoudl look like this:

Community Champion

@Anonymous

Hi, Try with this Code: (Assuming that the Graph was sorted by Spend)

```Spend running total =
VAR spend =
CALCULATE ( SUM ( Table2[Spend] ) )
RETURN
CALCULATE (
SUM ( Table2[Spend] ),
FILTER (
ALL ( Table2[Category] ),
CALCULATE ( SUM ( Table2[Spend] ) >= spend )
)
)```

Lima - Peru
New Member

Hi, if the spend for some of the categories is exactly the same (the column spend has duplicate values), then this formula is not useful as it shows the same Running Total for the duplicate values. Do you have any suggestion how to treat this issue? Thanks.

Super User

Hi,

Yes, there is a way to solve for that.  Share some data and also the expected result.

Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/
Helper V

I just found this thread and it solved my problem! However, would you know why I am not getting a total? The initial Cumulative Spend column was working but it was based on an alphabetical sort, where I wanted it based on descending spend sort, which your post did. However my first one gave me a total and the new one is not. Any ideas?

Anonymous
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Yes! This worked for me. After two days of googling, I finally found this solution.

Thank you!

Microsoft Employee

@Anonymous

You can change the sort order as below. Not sure if it is your expected result.

Best Regards,

Herbert

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