How to get an additional total series into a pivot chart?

Posted on 2014-03-16
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Last Modified: 2014-03-22
Hello - I have a worksheet of employee awards, where each row contains the employee name, award type, etc. and the division the employee works in (lets say for example: north, south, east & west).  

I have employee counts by division off in another sheet, that I bring in through lookups, and calculate the percent of each reward on a separate column in the data as 1 divided by the number of employees in the given division.

I then sum those percentages in a pivot table, and display them in a pivot chart (bar chart) to show the percentages of awards by region.

Now the user says she wants to see a 5th bar that represents the percent across  the company.  

Now I have total employee count for the company, also; I'm calculating the percent of each reward in an additional column in the data as 1 divided by the number of employees in the company, just like a did for the regions.

How can I bring this into the pivot chart, so appears as a 5th column for the total company? It's not really a "total" of the 4 regions; it's the total *average* of the four regions.

Question by:mlagrange
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Could you send a dummy example?

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Expert Comment

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If you treat the company the same way as a region it will appear in the chart automatically, if you can post a sample it will help to understand where the problem lies

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Well, I realized that this was a thing I could do with a Calculated Item, but I kept getting the "The item cannot be added or modified." message.

In the process of posting THAT as a new question, I was cutting down the workbook to just the relevant tabs, to post as a dummy example (I had a lot of previous charting attempts, 2 data input tabs, 2 mostly text instruction tabs, etc.), and the "dummy" started working!

And wonder of wonders, now it's working back in the original workbook, without deleting anything! I don't know what was going on there...

Thanks for responding...

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I'm Sorry - my Calculated Item solution didn't work after all - please see my updated question:

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