#### Manipulating totals and columns in Pivot Tables

```Hi,

I'm constructing a pivot table that has investors as columns,
investments as rows, and the general data is values.  Trouble is there
is a column which I want to only display half of each value.  I know
that I can make a formula that divides a column "column A/2", and then
hide the unwanted columns.  But I would also like the hidden columns
to not be included in the grand totals.  How do I make this happen?

Thanks!
```
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11/11/2008 6:54:44 PM
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```Hi,

So let me understand what you want, something like this in the Pivot Table:

A                           B                          C
Name
Jp                         100                       50
AA                        200                       100
BB                        300                        150
.....
Grand Total           600                        ---

In the pivot table the Grand Total under column C you want empty?

You could format that cell to the custom format ;;;

--
Thanks,
Shane Devenshire

> Hi,
>
> I'm constructing a pivot table that has investors as columns,
> investments as rows, and the general data is values.  Trouble is there
> is a column which I want to only display half of each value.  I know
> that I can make a formula that divides a column "column A/2", and then
> hide the unwanted columns.  But I would also like the hidden columns
> to not be included in the grand totals.  How do I make this happen?
>
> Thanks!
>
```
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11/11/2008 9:50:01 PM
```> If you start with your table here

> A =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 B =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =
=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0C         Totals
> Name
> Jp =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 100 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =
=A0 =A0 50        150
> AA =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0200 =A0 =A0 =A0  =A0 =
=A0 100       300
> BB =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0300 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0=
=A0150       450
> ....
> Grand Total =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 600 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 300     900

And I want....
>  A                           B            D      Totals
> Name
> Jp                         100          25      125
> AA                        200          50      250
> BB                        300          75      375
> ....
> Grand Total           600        150       750

So column D is 1/2 of column C.   Column C is either deleted or hidden
(I think it needs to be hidden so I can take out 1/2).  The totals
column is just adding columns B & D  --- completely ignorning Column
C.

Does that make sense?

>
```
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jbschipper (10)
11/11/2008 10:40:04 PM
```If "D" is always "C"/2 why have both "C" and "D" ?

Move the Totals into "D" and "D"= "B"+"C"/2

Eric

> A B C         Totals
> Name
> Jp 100 50        150
> AA 200   100       300
> BB 300 150       450
> ....
> Grand Total 600 300     900

And I want....
>  A                           B            D      Totals
> Name
> Jp                         100          25      125
> AA                        200          50      250
> BB                        300          75      375
> ....
> Grand Total           600        150       750

So column D is 1/2 of column C.   Column C is either deleted or hidden
(I think it needs to be hidden so I can take out 1/2).  The totals
column is just adding columns B & D  --- completely ignorning Column
C.

Does that make sense?

>

```
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ericNOSPAM (46)
11/11/2008 10:59:56 PM
```The data sheet is set up that the full amount imports into Excel.  The
full amount is used on several other sheets - if I change the data to
half of the full amount I'll just have the opposite problems elsewhere
- because the number would then need to be doubled.
```
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jbschipper (10)
11/12/2008 2:51:55 AM
```Hi,

I note that C=B/2 is this pure accident?  If not and D=C/2 then D=B/4
1. In which case you don't need C at all
2. Right click the grand totals if you have any and choose Hide
3. Now to create the Total it is just B+D = B+B/4 = 5*B/4 another calculated
field.

I tested it and it work just fine

>
> > A                           B                C         Totals
> > Name
> > Jp                         100             50        150
> > AA                        200            100       300
> > BB                        300            150       450
> > ....
> > Grand Total           600             300     900
>
> And I want....
> >  A                           B            D      Totals
> > Name
> > Jp                         100          25      125
> > AA                        200          50      250
> > BB                        300          75      375
> > ....
> > Grand Total           600        150       750
>
> So column D is 1/2 of column C.   Column C is either deleted or hidden
> (I think it needs to be hidden so I can take out 1/2).  The totals
> column is just adding columns B & D  --- completely ignorning Column
> C.
>
> Does that make sense?
>
> >
>
```
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11/12/2008 6:02:01 AM
```C=B/2 was an accident (I actually just copied your table).  But your
answer gave me an idea that I think I can run with.  Thanks.
```
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jbschipper (10)
11/12/2008 2:51:49 PM

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