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How to Calculate a Subtotal in an Excel Pivot Table

We can insert subtotal amounts to a data in a PivotTable. This enables us to analyze, summarize, calculate, and visualize trends, comparisons, and patterns in our data. The steps below will walk through the process.

Figure 1: How to Calculate a Subtotal in an Excel Pivot Table

Setting up the Data

  • We will find calculate subtotals for the marketers based on their SALES FIGURES and ORDERS

Figure 2: Setting up the Data

Subtotal  For Average

  • We will use Subtotal to find the average sales and order for each marketer
  • We will click on any of the marketers in the Row Labels, e.g. Daniel
  • We will right-click and click on field settings

Figure 3: Field Settings Dialog box

  • We will click check the Custom box and select Average as the function
  • We will press OK



Figure 4- Result of Using Subtotal Showing Average Sum of Sales and Orders

Subtotal  For Average and Maximum Sales and Orders per Marketer

  • We will follow the same process up to field settings and select Average and Max

Figure 5: Field Settings Dialog Box

  • We will click OK

Figure 6: Result of Subtotal  For Average and Maximum Sales and Orders per Marketer

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