Formula inside a Pivot Table

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Mwillie15

Inside my raw data I have a series of sku's with qty sold (units) and sale
date (2007 and 2008) as follows:

SKU A 2 2007
SKU B 3 2007
SKU A 4 2008
SKU B 2 2008

When I create a pivot table, I have the sku as the row header and the two
years as the column headers. How can I calculate a thrid column that would
represent the difference? In the calculate field menu, I cannot figure out
how to create a formula that will calculate a result data that origninally is
in the same column.

Any suggestions?

mwillie15

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Eduardo

Hi,
Why you don't have 2007 & 2008 in two different columns, in that way you
will be able to have a 3rd column with the difference

M

Mwillie15

Eduardo,

Thanks for the answer, unfortunately, the data is from a database dump with
multiple columns. I figured this might be the case but I wanted to avoid
manipulating the data and do it via a pivot table. Thanks for the help.
Anyone else?

mwillie15

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Eduardo

Hi,
In that case you can create your data based on the database let's
in column k you have your sku #, in column l 2007 and in Column m 2008 then
enter the formula as follow and it will bring all the information needed
=SUMPRODUCT(--(\$G\$4:\$G\$7=\$K4),--(\$I\$4:\$I\$7=L\$3),\$H\$4:\$H\$7)

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Debra Dalgleish

Instead of a calculated field, you can create a calculated item:
Click on one of the Year headings
On the pivot table toolbar, click PivotTable>Formulas>Calculated Item
Type a name, e.g. Diff
For the formula, enter: = '2008'- '2007'
Click OK

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guat

Hi! I'm trying to do the same thing in a different way:

I have a pivot table with row headers for

Active Terminated
Dept 1
Dept 2
Dept 3 etc..

I would like to create a 3rd column called turnover that divides
terminated/active. I try your suggestion below that you gave to mwillie, but
the Calculated Item is grayed out. I can use calculated field, but can't get
it to work. Is there a way to do this within the pivot table and not using a
sum-product?
Thanks.

Varvara

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guat

Hi Debra, are you there? I figured out why it was grey, I wasn't actually in
the header row. So now I got it to work by what you said, and did a
percentage. Now my problem is at the grand total at the bottom, it is
summing up all of the percentages rather than calculating a total percentage.
Anyway you can help me with this?
Thanks,
Varvara