We can use the **GETPIVOTDATA function** to get the** Grand total** in our **pivot table. **The steps below will walk through the process.

*Figure 1 – Using GETPIVOTDATA to get pivot table grand total*

**General formula**

**=GETPIVOTDATA("field name",pivot_ref)**

**Formula**

**=GETPIVOTDATA("Amount",$A$3)**

**Setting up the Data**

- We will set up our data in an array of rows and columns as shown below

* Figure 2 – Setting up the Data*

- We will create a simple pivot table from our data. With it, we will apply our function to arrive at the grand total

* Figure 3 – Creating a simple pivot table*

**Pivot Table Grand Total**

- We will click on any cell in the worksheet outside our Pivot table
- In this cell, we will enter the formula below

**=GETPIVOTDATA("Amount",$B$4)** **We will press the enter key**

* Figure 4 – How to get the pivot table grand total*

**An alternative way to get the pivot table grand total**

We can equally use a faster approach to insert our **pivot table grand total** into the worksheet.

- After we have created the pivot table, we will go to
**Pivot table Design**,**Click on Grand Totals**and lastly, select**“on for Rows and Columns.”**

* Figure 5- Click on Pivot table design*

*Figure 6 – Alternative option to achieve the pivot table grand total*

**Note**

The **GETPIVOTDATA function** is dependent on the value field. Therefore whatever we set for the value field (e.g., sum, count, average, etc.) will affect the value of our grand total.

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