count distinct in Pivot table

the data is alike
when I count, I want to count how many distinct items, the result of above 
data shouls show only 3 (A, B and C).
when I use pivot, the total shows 4 (counting 2 As).
Pls help how to get this done.
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2/22/2005 4:39:03 AM
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A pivot table won't calculate a unique count. You could add a column to 
the list, then add that field to the pivot table.

For example, to count unique items in column A, use the following formula:


Copy this formula down to all rows in the list, then add the field to 
the pivot table.

soe wrote:
> the data is alike
> A
> B
> C
> A
> when I count, I want to count how many distinct items, the result of above 
> data shouls show only 3 (A, B and C).
> when I use pivot, the total shows 4 (counting 2 As).
> Pls help how to get this done.

Debra Dalgleish
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2/22/2005 1:13:45 PM

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