If you are looking for ways to create a calculated field in the Pivot Table data model, then this article will serve this purpose. So, let’s start with our main article to learn the detailed procedures of doing this job.

## What Is a Calculated Field?

A calculated field is an integral property of a **PivotTable** or **Pivot Chart**. It is also known as a *measure.* A *calculated field* or *measure* is a created field through the use of the **DAX** formula. If you want to calculate some extra properties of your dataset after completing *PivotTable* then you can easily apply your formula by creating a calculated field here. This *calculated field* is generally of *2* types; *Implicit Calculated Field*, and *Explicit Calculated Field*. An *implicit calculated field* is created using the *PivotTable Field* and an *explicit calculated field* is created using the **PivotTable Analyze **tab.

## How to Create Calculated Field in Pivot Table Data Model: 4 Handy Examples

Here, we have the following dataset containing the list of salaries along with the working days of some company employees. In the upcoming examples, we will create a calculated field to determine the bonus designated for the employees.

Here, we have used the* Microsoft 365 *version for creating this article, you can use any other version according to your convenience.

__Example-1__: Creating Implicit Calculated Field in Pivot Table Data Model

In this example, we will convert the following dataset into **PivotTable**. Then *insert a calculated field* calculating the bonus for the employees which will be **30% **of their salaries.

__Step-01__: Creating Pivot Table

Here, we will create a **PivotTable** to insert a *calculated field* in the data model.

- Go to the
**Insert**tab >>**PivotTable**dropdown >>**From Table/Range**option

After that, the **PivotTable from table or range **dialog box will appear.

- Select the dataset as
**Table/Range**, and click on the**New Worksheet** - Check the
**Add this data to the Data Model**option and press**OK**.

Afterward, you will be taken to a new sheet containing two portions; ** PivotTable1**, and

**PivotTable Fields**.

- Drag down
**Employee**to thearea and*Rows***Salary**to the*Values*

Then, the following **PivotTable **will appear on the left side.

__Step-02__: Adding Measure to Enter Calculated Field

In this step, we will add a *measure* or *calculated fiel*d by using a **DAX **formula.

- Right-click on the name of the
*PivotTable*(here, it is**Range**) - Choose the
**Add Measure…**

Consequently, the **Measure **dialog box will pop up.

- Type
**Bonus (**or whatever you want) in the**Measure Name.** - In the
**Formula**box after the**equal**(**=**) sign type your formula. Here, we want the**Sum of Salary**field and so after typing**s**, you will see various options. Among the options, we will select the**[Sum of Salary]**.

- Now, write down the complete formula

`=`

`[Sum of Salary]*0.03`

Here, we have multiplied **0.03 **with **[Sum of Salary] **because the bonus will be **30% **of an individual’s salary.

- Press
**OK**.

In this way, our calculated field *Bonus *will appear in the field list.

- Drag down the
**Bonus**field to the**Values.**

After that, the new column **Bonus **will appear with the calculated values.

After adding the currency symbols to the salaries and bonuses we will have the following figure.

**Read More:** How to Insert a Calculated Item into Excel Pivot Table

__Example-2__: Creating Implicit Calculated Field with Power Pivot Tab

In this example, we will create the *calculated field Bonus *by using the **DAX **formula with the help of the **Power Pivot **tab.

__Step-01__: Enabling Power Pivot Option

If you don’t see the **Power Pivot **tab in your Excel worksheet, follow this step to activate this option.

- Go to the
**File**tab.

- Now, select
**Options**.

After that, you will have the **Excel Options **wizard.

- Go to the
**Add-ins**tab and then click on the dropdown symbol beside the**Manage**.

- Choose the
**COM Add-ins**option and click on**Go**.

Afterward, the **COM Add-ins **wizard will open up.

- Check the
**Microsoft Power Pivot for Excel**option and press**OK**.

As a result, you will see the **Power Pivot **tab in your workbook.

__Step-02__: Adding Measure to Enter Calculated Field

- Follow
**Step-01**of**Example-1**to open up the following sheet.

- Drag down
**Employee**to thearea and*Rows***Salary**to the*Values.*

Then, the following **PivotTable **will appear on the left side.

- After selecting any cell of your
**PivotTable**, go to the**Power Pivot**tab >>**Measures**dropdown >>**New Measure**

Then, you will have the **Measure **dialog box.

- Set the
**Measure name**as**Bonus 1.** - Write down the following formula in the
**Formula**box.

`=[Sum of Salary]*0.03`

We can change the formatting here also.

- Choose
**Currency**as**Category**and keep the**Decimal places**up to**2**. - Finally, press
**OK**.

After that, the **Bonus 1 **column with the bonuses of the employees will be automatically added to the **PivotTable**.

After adding the **Currency **symbol to the salaries and border to this table we will have the final look like this figure.

__Example-3__: Generating Explicit Calculated Field in Pivot Table Data Model

Here, we will use the **Calculated Field **directly to generate an *explicit calculated field *with a formula to determine the bonus amounts for the employees.

** Steps**:

- Follow
**Step-01**of**Example-1**to open up the following sheet.

- Drag down
**Employee**to thearea and*Rows***Salary**to the*Values.*

Then, the following **PivotTable **will appear on the left side.

- After selecting any cell of your
**PivotTable**, go to the**PivotTable Analyze**tab >>**Calculations**group >>**Fields, Items & Sets**dropdown >>**Calculated Field**

Afterward, the **Insert Calculated Field **dialog box will pop up.

- Set the
**Name**as**Bonus 2**. - In the
**Formula**box after the**equal sign**(**=**) we will insert our desired field here.

- Click on the
**Salary**field and press the**Insert Field.**

After that, **Salary **will appear in the **Formula **box.

- Complete the formula like the following

`= Salary*0.03`

- Press
**OK**.

Finally, a new column with bonus values will be added to the **Pivot Table**.

After adding the **Currency **symbol to the salaries and border to this table we will have the final look like this figure.

__Example-4__: Using Explicit Calculated Field for a Complex Formula in Pivot Table Data Model

Here, we will calculate the bonus values with some conditions, such as the employees who have working days more than **250 **will get a **50% **bonus of their salaries and the rest will receive a **50% **bonus on their salaries. To apply this condition, we will use **the IF function** here.

** Steps**:

- Follow
**Step-01**of**Example-1**to open up the following sheet.

- Drag down
**Employee**to thearea and*Rows***Working Days**, and**Salary**to the*Values.*

Then, the following **PivotTable **will appear on the left side.

- After selecting any cell of your
**PivotTable**, go to the**PivotTable Analyze**tab >>**Calculations**group >>**Fields, Items & Sets**dropdown >>**Calculated Field.**

Afterward, the **Insert Calculated Field **dialog box will pop up.

- Set the
**Name**as**Bonus 3**. - In the
**Formula**box after the**equal sign**(**=**) we will insert our desired field here.

- Firstly, write down
**IF(**to start the formula.

- Click on the
**Working Days**field and press the**Insert Field**

In this way, we will insert our required fields into the formula.

- Apply the following formula.

`=IF('Working Days' >250,Salary *0.05,Salary *0.03)`

- Press
**OK**.

Finally, we will have a new column with calculated bonuses.

After adding the **Currency **symbol to the salaries, bonuses, and border to this table we will have the final look like this figure.

## How to Remove Calculated Field in Pivot Table Data Model

Here, we will show the process of eliminating the calculated field **Sum of Bonus 3 **from the following **Pivot Table**.

** Steps**:

- Select any cell on the column that is created by entering the calculated field and then right-click on it.

- Choose the
**Remove “Sum of Bonus 3”**

In this way, we have removed the *calculated field*.

## How to Get a List of Formulas for Calculated Field in Pivot Table Data Model

If you want to get a list of formulas used in the calculated field, then you can follow this section.

** Steps**:

- After selecting any cell of your
**PivotTable**, go to the**PivotTable Analyze**tab >>**Calculations**group >>**Fields, Items & Sets**dropdown >>**List Formulas**

Then you will be taken to a new sheet where you will get a detailed list of formulas.

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## Conclusion

In this article, we tried to create a calculated field in the pivot table data model. Hope you will find it useful. If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to share them in the comment section.

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