Cumulative Sum Aggregationedit

A parent pipeline aggregation which calculates the cumulative sum of a specified metric in a parent histogram (or date_histogram) aggregation. The specified metric must be numeric and the enclosing histogram must have min_doc_count set to 0 (default for histogram aggregations).

Syntaxedit

A cumulative_sum aggregation looks like this in isolation:

{
    "cumulative_sum": {
        "buckets_path": "the_sum"
    }
}

Table 10. cumulative_sum Parameters

Parameter Name

Description

Required

Default Value

buckets_path

The path to the buckets we wish to find the cumulative sum for (see buckets_path Syntaxedit for more details)

Required

format

format to apply to the output value of this aggregation

Optional

null


The following snippet calculates the cumulative sum of the total monthly sales:

POST /sales/_search
{
    "size": 0,
    "aggs" : {
        "sales_per_month" : {
            "date_histogram" : {
                "field" : "date",
                "interval" : "month"
            },
            "aggs": {
                "sales": {
                    "sum": {
                        "field": "price"
                    }
                },
                "cumulative_sales": {
                    "cumulative_sum": {
                        "buckets_path": "sales" 
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

buckets_path instructs this cumulative sum aggregation to use the output of the sales aggregation for the cumulative sum

And the following may be the response:

{
   "took": 11,
   "timed_out": false,
   "_shards": ...,
   "hits": ...,
   "aggregations": {
      "sales_per_month": {
         "buckets": [
            {
               "key_as_string": "2015/01/01 00:00:00",
               "key": 1420070400000,
               "doc_count": 3,
               "sales": {
                  "value": 550.0
               },
               "cumulative_sales": {
                  "value": 550.0
               }
            },
            {
               "key_as_string": "2015/02/01 00:00:00",
               "key": 1422748800000,
               "doc_count": 2,
               "sales": {
                  "value": 60.0
               },
               "cumulative_sales": {
                  "value": 610.0
               }
            },
            {
               "key_as_string": "2015/03/01 00:00:00",
               "key": 1425168000000,
               "doc_count": 2,
               "sales": {
                  "value": 375.0
               },
               "cumulative_sales": {
                  "value": 985.0
               }
            }
         ]
      }
   }
}