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Need a calculated field in a pivot table that finds the difference between two "count" value fields

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Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:39

Hi

User
30/08/2018 - 12:39

Hi

User
30/08/2018 - 12:39

The doc i need help on is too large to upload

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:39

do you have the sheet yout working on

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:40

oh

User
30/08/2018 - 12:40

but

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:40

and so is the pivot

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:40

right

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:41

can you send me a screen shot of the pivot?

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:41

and what you need

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:43

hello you there

User
30/08/2018 - 12:44

yes

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Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:44

ok

User
30/08/2018 - 12:45

I need a calculated field of column C-D

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:47

I will provide you with the steps..

User
30/08/2018 - 12:48

i tried =sum(count(MN_Track_ID)-COUNT(Publisher_Owner_Names))

User
30/08/2018 - 12:48

amongst others, and no cigar

User
30/08/2018 - 12:49

mind you I'm using Excel

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:50

yes.. we are rebuilding the same on Excel.. and will share the details..

User
30/08/2018 - 12:50

ok great

User
30/08/2018 - 12:50

the pivot table is functional in the same manner without the linked data set?

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:51

i just coppied the table you pasted on google sheet.

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:52

Please refer sheet3

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User
30/08/2018 - 12:52

that was originally a pivot table, as you can see in the screen shot i attched

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:52

yes.. i have seen the screenshot.. and recreated based on the same..

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:52

once you have the excel open let me know

User
30/08/2018 - 12:53

opening now

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:54

These are the steps to be performed..

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:55

Step-1 : Click on the cell inside the Pivot table and goto analyze tab.

User
30/08/2018 - 12:56

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
30/08/2018 - 12:56

got it

User
30/08/2018 - 12:56

in my version, using the same formula i get as shown on the above screen shot

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:57

Step-2 : In the Fields, Items & Sets.. select Calculated Field

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:57

refer the screenshot..

User
30/08/2018 - 12:57

the MN_Track_ID is a number such as 4567489 (or so) so i think its somehow using that actual number rather than the "count"

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:57

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
30/08/2018 - 12:58

yes yes

User
30/08/2018 - 12:58

i get it

User
30/08/2018 - 12:58

i saw your formula

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 12:58

coool :)..

User
30/08/2018 - 12:58

='MN_Track_ID,'-Publisher_Owner_Names

User
30/08/2018 - 12:58

that does not work in my version linked to my data set

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:00

can you change the values in the pivot from sum to count?

User
30/08/2018 - 01:01

no not letting me change for the calculated field, its grayed out

User
30/08/2018 - 01:02

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
30/08/2018 - 01:02

as seen in screen shot above

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:02

Its Mac?

User
30/08/2018 - 01:02

yep

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:03

hmm... ok.. then the other alrernate which i can think of is...

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:03

to have a new column added to your original dataset...

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:04

and there you can have the same calculation built as a formula into each cell..

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:04

then add the new column to pivot table..

User
30/08/2018 - 01:05

ok

User
30/08/2018 - 01:05

trying that now

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:05

ok,

User
30/08/2018 - 01:07

no thats not going to work

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:07

Why??

User
30/08/2018 - 01:08

the data in column A is an aggregation of various rows

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:08

else if you share the excel.. i can check and build the "Calculated Field" in Microsoft Excel

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:08

and share it back

User
30/08/2018 - 01:09

i can email it via wetransfer

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:09

can you upload it dropbox.. and share the link here?

User
30/08/2018 - 01:10

yeah doing now

User
30/08/2018 - 01:13

https://app.box.com/s/n4m7c2w81e326kwm2iw5awea180v59uf

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:13

thanks.. downloading..

User
30/08/2018 - 01:13

ok

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:13

124MB file... WOW... :)

User
30/08/2018 - 01:14

yessir!

User
30/08/2018 - 01:14

or mam :)

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:16

Dowloading done.. excel is taking time to open!!!

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:16

Classic Microsoft problem.. :)

User
30/08/2018 - 01:18

ah a rare victory for mac excel

User
30/08/2018 - 01:22

any luck?

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:23

yes.. we will need to take a diff field for calculated item,,

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:23

as excel is taking the underlying value and then doing a substraction.. to give the output..

User
30/08/2018 - 01:23

rightt

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:24

is there an equivalent non number cell which can be used for pivot?

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:24

Instead of "MN_Track_ID,".. what other column can be used?

User
30/08/2018 - 01:24

hmm

User
30/08/2018 - 01:25

the answer is yes

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:26

another way of adding additional column is..

User
30/08/2018 - 01:26

just not sure if which would be better than the other

User
30/08/2018 - 01:26

you could use Track_ISRC

User
30/08/2018 - 01:26

that is a alphanumerical code

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:26

let me try that..

User
30/08/2018 - 01:27

ok

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:32

since the dataset is huge.. its causing delay while changing anything!!!

Excelchat Expert
30/08/2018 - 01:33

please bear with me while i build a solution..

User
30/08/2018 - 01:36

absolutely

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