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# Excel Calculated Field - How to use Count function

Posted on 2014-08-03
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Hi There,
Can someone provide an example of a workbook with a calculated field in a pivot table, where a formula has been used with the count function in the "Insert Calculated Field" formula?

I'm just trying to understand how to use the various features of calculated fields.

THank you.
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Zack Barresse earned 2000 total points
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Hi there,

Have you looked at Debra Dalgleish's website? She has many items, especially covering PivotTable's. Here is her page on calculated fields, which even has a short video showing how to add one:
http://www.contextures.com/excel-pivot-table-calculated-field.html

Easiest way to add a count of a field is to drag that field to the Values area. If it's a textual field you should be good to go, because it defaults to Count for text data (Count with PivotTables is a COUNTA, whereas Count Numbers is like the COUNT function). If the field is numeric, change the field settings from Sum to Count. I've attached a sample file showing a Count field.

HTH

Regards,
Zack Barresse
SampleData-xl2013.xlsx
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Thanks Zack
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