Here we are going to learn about how we can add fields to an existing pivot table without disturbing the previous data in the table.

**Need of Adding Fields**

The need of adding fields in the pivot table may vary. It could be done to:

- Calculate bonuses.
- To find the difference and sum of values.
- To evaluate performances between two times or employees
- To calculate the percentage of values/amounts and so on.

**Example 1**

*Figure 1*

Here we are going to add a field in the pivot table that already exists in the “Pivot Table Field List”.

The table here has 3 out of 4 fields of data. To add the forth one in the table:

- Click on the table for the field list.
- Select the field “Salesperson” and it’ll appear in the “Row Labels” column.
- We’ll carry it to other columns one by one with a left click to decide where the added field suits the best.

* Figure 2*

We have placed the field in the “Values” column.

Excel automatically added it to the pivot table showing the total of males and females in front of their sales for 5 days.

The chart also changes according to the new addition in the table.

**Example 2**

* Figure 3*

To insert a new or customized calculated field to calculate the bonus of employees depending on their sales:

- Select a cell in the Pivot table and click on “Options/Analyze” tab.
- Click on “Calculations/Formlas” in the “Tools” section and select “Calculated Field”.
- A small window will appear. Write name of the field and click “Add”.
- Then write the formula according to the new field’s requirement.
- Here we have written
**=Amount of sales*4%**as we want to calculate 4% bonus on sales.

(Simply select “Amount of Sales” from the fields to add it in the formula bar)

On clicking OK, we’ll get a new field of “Sum of Bonus” as seen in the picture given below.

* Figure 4*

Visualization of the new field can also be seen in the chart.

The new field can be removed easily by a right click on any cell of the field and clicking the option “Remove Sum of Bonus”.

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