Solved

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

Posted on 2014-03-16
5
425 Views
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.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:mlagrange
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Rgonzo1971
Comment Utility
Hi,

Could you send a dummy example?

Regards
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:regmigrant
Comment Utility
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
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
mlagrange earned 0 total points
Comment Utility
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...
0
 

Author Comment

by:mlagrange
Comment Utility
I'm Sorry - my Calculated Item solution didn't work after all - please see my updated question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_28390967.html
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mlagrange
Comment Utility
Please see comment to responders
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Dealing with unintended Excel Active-X resizing quirks (VBA code simulates "self correction") David Miller (dlmille) Intro Not everyone is a fan of Active-X controls in spreadsheets (as opposed to the UserForm approach, the older Form controls …
INDEX and MATCH can be used to great effect to replace HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP as it does not have the limitation of needing the data to be sorted so that the reference value is in the first column or row. It also has the ability to perform a bi-directi…
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrate the bugs in Microsoft Excel for Mac with Pivot Charts.

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now