Add Totals in Tableau

Adding Totals and subtotals in Tableau is the most natural thing in Tableau, it’s just a matter of checkmarks. In this article, we will show how to add totals in Tableau. And this includes adding Row Totals, Column Totals, Grand Totals and Subtotals with a live example.

For this Tableau Add Totals demo, we are going to use the data source we created in our previous article. So, Please visit Data Labels in Tableau Reports article to understand the Tableau Data Source.

Steps to add Total in Tableau

In this example, we are going to add totals to the below-shown report. If you observe the below screenshot, it was just a standard table report.

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To add Total in Tableau, go to Analysis Menu and select Totals and checkmark the required option. For instance, to display Rows total, we have to choose show row Grand Totals Option

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Once you select the Show Row Grand Totals Option, an extra Grand Total column will add with all the row totals in Tableau report

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To display the Column totals, go to Analysis Menu and select Totals. Next, checkmark the Show Column Grand Totals Option

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Once you select Show Column Grand Totals Option, an extra Grand Total row will add with all the column totals. If you observe the below screenshot, we rounded 29,358,677 because it is the Super Grand Total of all products.

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Now, let us see how to add subtotals in tableau or, totals of nested regions. To explain this, we removed Country names from column card and added it to rows card

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Add Subtotals in Tableau

To add Subtotals in Tableau, go to Analysis Menu. Select Totals, and checkmark the Add All Subtotals Option

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Once you select Add All Subtotals Option, an extra row with Total will be added in the nested region to display the column totals. It is the subtotal in Tableau report

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Remove Totals and Subtotals in Tableau

To remove Row Grand Totals and Column Grand Totals in Tableau, go to Analysis Menu and select Totals and uncheck the corresponding option. To remove Subtotals in Tableau, we have to select Remove All Subtotals Option

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