Excel – How to show the average by month in a pivot table

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Is there a possibility I can find the average per month (30 days) of a count sum column in a pivot table? If I use the average as summing value I get number one only

What I get is this:

Month   Transfers  Average 
June    1          1
July    2          1
August  1          1

Whereas it should be something like

Month   Transfers  Average
June    1          0.333
July    2          0.667
August  1          0.333

Is there an easy way to do this?

Best Answer

I think you are looking for the 'calculated field' functionality. Go to the Pivot Table "Options" when you highlight the pivot table in the ribbon and click on "formulas"

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Then the calculated field option. Which presents you with the following:

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Name your field 'average' and then write the formula required. To reference a field already in the pivot you need to enclose the field name in '

So your formula would look like:


Click OK to add it and you end up with a calculated field attached to the pivot table:

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