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Hi Experts,

I have a Pivot table and a chart that are build on that pivot. The problem is that i rename the value legend in the PivotTable Field List, but it still writes "Total" as Legend name. If i then add one more data series then it changes the legend to the title i have chosen. So why is it the Excel feels that it should decide the title of the legend when i one have one data series instead of multiple?
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Hello,

Not sure I can follow. Can you post a sample file that displays the behaviour you describe? Please use only dummy data, not your real business data.

cheers, teylyn
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by:DCRAPACCESS
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With_one_Data_series
With_2_data_series
I hope this helps?
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Screenshots are great to show what you see on your screen. To see what makes the chart act like it does, the real Excel workbook is required. Charts have many dependencies on the way the source data is laid out and defined.

Can you post the workbook you used to create the screenshots?
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Here is a sample
SAMPLE.xlsb
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Now with this test, drag the field "inden for Servicemål" down to the Values field, then you will see that the Total Legend will change to "THIS IS A TEST".
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But the issue is that it says "TOTAL" when it should say "THIS IS A TEST"
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Rory Archibald earned 1500 total points
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As far as I am aware, there is no way to change that - you need to either use the chart title instead or perhaps add a textbox.
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I know that a text box would solve it, if the backgroud is soild  and white. But I still think that it is stupid that you can't change it. (In my world that is a bug)
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by:Rory Archibald
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I agree. Not much I can do about it though.
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by:DCRAPACCESS
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Not what I was hoping for, but is ok
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