2 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2018 12:07 PM by waqar ahmad

    Custom Grand Totals by Column?

    waqar ahmad

      Hi everyone, please help. I'm trying to replicate what is in this excel spreadsheet (totals 1) in my tableau report.. I'm not sure how to do this as my tableau report is currently showing the same value for every instance of the "Name" field .. I would like to see the totals at the bottom. This is for the Value field.. (called val.in rep in my tableau report)


      Thank you,

      wtotals 1.PNGtotals 2.PNG

        • 1. Re: How can I get this sum to work?
          Eric Hammond

          Hi Waqar,


          It appears that the issue is with the data, not with the SUM() calculation.  Looking at IO 805420, three "Names" are shown under purchasing document 993873076 when there should only be one, and as you already noted the Val.in is repeated for each item.  It is best to connect Tableau to the source data if possible.  I don't know whether that viz is connecting to the result of a pivot table, or connecting to an Excel sheet with subtotals applied, but the data seen by Tableau are not aligning with the spreadsheet.  I expect that the SUM() issues will be simple to resolve once this viz is connected to source data.

          • 2. Re: Custom Grand Totals by Column?
            waqar ahmad

            Hello Eric!


            You're absolutely right and thank you for your observation. I'm connected directly to the excel sheet which is living in a network folder. The flow would be that the users will update the spreadsheet and those updates would carry over into my report and eventually into tableau server. I'll have to ask the users if they can separate this data out so that it ingests into Tableau properly.


            Thank you for your help and clarification,