Aggregate Running Total

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Aggregate Running Total

I am trying to create a running total chart that calculates the aggregate running total as the day goes on.  However, using the running total chart in DOMO, it sums up the amounts per time period rather than take aggregate amounts.  I am hoping someone out there has come up with a solution for the way the chart is built.

 

To illustrate the problem assume I have a data set that has these amounts:

 

 TimeAmount1Amount2
10:00 AM21
10:15 AM21
10:30 AM31
10:45 AM41

 

 

and I've written a beast mode calc that is Sum(Amount1)/Sum(Amount2).

 

I put it into a running total chart and DOMO give me this:

 

WhatDOMOisdoing.png

 

However, what I want DOMO to do is sum the amounts first, then divide so that I get a chart that looks like this:

 

WhatIwantittodo.png

 

Has anyone come across this problem before and possibly have a solution?

 

Thanks.

Major Red Belt

Re: Aggregate Running Total

I'm not sure if it's possible to do what you're wanting in the running total card.

 

What I would do is use a SQL transform like so to SUM the values ahead of time. Here's a sample I tested using your numbers:

SELECT a.`Time`, (SELECT SUM(b.`Amount1`) FROM testing as b WHERE b.`Time` <= a.`Time`) AS 'Sum1', (SELECT SUM(b.`Amount2`) FROM testing as b WHERE b.`Time` <= a.`Time`) AS 'Sum2'
FROM testing as a

Just replace the table name with your own.

 

I was able to use the results from this, create a basic line card with a BeastMode that was just `Sum1`/`Sum2`

 

That produced the chart you were looking for.

image.png

 

Hopefully that will help.


Sincerely,

ValiantSpur

 

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Re: Aggregate Running Total

Thanks for the tip.  Given the complexity of the data (multiple locations, times) I was trying to avoid doing the calculation ahead of time in SQL.  But if that's what I need to so be it.

 

Thanks.

White Belt

Re: Aggregate Running Total

very helpful thank you! This is just what I was looking for!

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