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For each event where field is a number, the accum command calculates a running total or sum of the numbers. The accumulated sum can be returned to either the same field, or a newfield that you specify.


accum <field> [AS <newfield>]

Required arguments

Syntax: <string>
Description: The name of the field that you want to calculate the accumulated sum for. The field must contain numeric values.

Optional arguments

Syntax: <string>
Description: The name of a new field where you want the results placed.


Example 1:

Save the running total of the quantity field into a new field called "total_quantity".

... | accum quantity AS total_quantity

See also

autoregress, delta, streamstats, trendline


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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 6.6.3, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.0, 7.0.5, 7.0.8, 7.0.11, 7.1.3, 7.1.6, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 8.0.0, 8.0.1


Thank you for the suggestion. I will pass it along to the engineering team.

Lstewart splunk, Splunker
June 23, 2017

This command *REALLY* needs a "BY" option (like stats).

June 23, 2017

Woodcock - It is the same without the reverse command.

Lstewart splunk, Splunker
December 3, 2015

I assume that your example is the same as doing this, right?

... | reverse | streamstats current=t sum(quantity) AS total_quantity

July 9, 2015

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