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# Excel (2013) Pivot Table assistance required

Posted on 2016-10-06
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Hi,
As may be the obvious, I am in dire need of some assistance with creating a pivot chart which will visualise the data my manager (and thus I) so badly desire. I have tried my best to explain the issue but I apologise if this isn’t as detailed or straight forward as it could or should be – please feel free to call me out on this or ask for more information.

I have simplified a version of the table I have below:
Column A            Column B            Column C
Outcome 1      Outcome 2      FTE
B                  A            0.500
B                  C            0.500
C                  A            1.000
D                  A            0.200
A                  -            0.053
B                  A            0.875
D                  -            0.060
A                  D            0.200

With the above table in mind, there are two rules:
1)      Where there is only one Outcome present across both Column A and B, the total FTE value in Column C must be assigned to that one Outcome; or
2)      Where there are two Outcomes present across both Column A and B, the FTE value in Column C must be split equally between both Outcomes.

Following the above rules, I require a pivot table to list each Outcome (A-J) and display the total FTE value for that Outcome, e.g:
Outcome             FTE
A            0.500
B            0.500
C            1.000

I’m not sure if there is any way for the above to be completed using only a pivot table or if I must input some hidden formula’s into the table prior to putting this into a pivot table? Please note that I cannot use VBA as this tool has been disabled.

Oh and I may as well throw in there that each row has another assigned value, a team name, which I will be required to use to filter the pivot table, probably using a slicer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have racked my brain trying to come up with a solution for this. Knowing my luck there will have been a simplistic solution right in front of my eyes this entire time!
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To do the allocation, assuming data above in cells A1:C9, add headers to columns D to M labelling A to J

Then in cell D2 add following formula:

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(D\$1,\$A2:\$B2,0)),0,\$C2/COUNTIF(\$A2:\$B2,"<>"&"-"))

Copy down to row 9 and across to column M.

You then have a table of data that can be summarised as required by column.

Thanks
Rob H
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Thanks for the answer Rob.
I believe this was my fault as I didn't point out that the "-" within my simplified table were actually blanks but I had to amend the formula slightly as the countif would always divide the FTE value by 2, even though there was only 1 Outcome.
As such I amended the latter part of the formula to COUNTIF(\$A2:\$B2,"<>")) and it seems to have worked.
Thanks again.
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I did consider the "-" actually signifying blank but then omitted to comment on it. Apologies.
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If you are happy with the solution and have no further questions, please do not forget to close the question.

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