**PivotTable** is an amazing feature that we use to represent our data in a more organized way. Sometimes, we might face the necessity of inserting calculated item in **Pivot Table** which is previously completed. That is kind of a complicated process. In this article, I am going to explain the process of **how to insert a calculated item into Excel PivotTable**. I hope this article will be very helpful for you.

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## What Is a Calculated Field?

**A Calculated Field** in a **PivotTable** is a custom field that you create by using a mathematical expression to perform calculations in the **PivotTable**. You can also use a **Calculated Field** to perform mathematical calculations on the data in the **PivotTable**, without changing the data in the source worksheet.

When you need to execute mathematical operations on data that is contained in a **PivotTable**, **Calculated Fields** come in very handy. For instance, you could wish to add the values in a field or figure out what the average value of a field is.

## Step by Step Procedure for Inserting a Calculated Item into Excel Pivot Table

Inserting Calculated Item in Pivot Table is not a difficult task to do. you just need to follow the right procedure. In order to explain the whole procedure to insert a calculated item into Excel **PivotTable**, I have divided the whole procedure into two major sections.

- Create a
**PivotTable** - Insertion of calculated Item

### 1. Create a Pivot Table

A **Â PivotTable** is an effective tool that let you rapidly summarize data. A **PivotTable** collects a variety of data, giving you an easy method to see trends and patterns.

** Steps**:

- Organize your data in a table.

- Select all the data in the dataset first.
- Then, go to the
**InsertÂ**tab. - Pick the
**PivotTable**command from the ribbon. - Next, choose the
**From Table/RangeÂ**option.

A **PivotTable from table or range **wizard will appear.

- Define the
**PivotTable**Here, I have defined cell**I4**on the**Existing Worksheet**. - Then, press
**OK**.

**PivotTable Fields **will appear on the right side of the worksheet.

- Select the parameters that you want to have in the
**PivotTable**from the**PivotTable Fields**. Here, I have taken**Sales Rep**,**Month**, and**Sales**as parameters. - Define Rows and Columns from the
**PivotTable Fields**.

Thus, we can create a **PivotTable**.

### 2. Insertion of Calculated Item

The **Calculated Item **feature is used to insert new calculations inside a previously created **PivotTable**. As we have created a **PivotTable** on sales in each month in the previous section, we will insert their quarterly commission as **Calculated Item**.

** Steps**:

- Select
**Row Labels**or**Column Labels**from the Table. - Then, go to the
**PivotTable AnalyzeÂ**tab. - Choose
**Fields, Items, & Sets**from the ribbon. - After that, click on
**Calculated Itemâ€¦**

An **Insert Calculated Item **wizard will appear. As I have input **Month **as a parameter, the wizard shows as **Insert Calculated Item in â€śMonthâ€ť**.

- Next, enter a descriptive name for the new item in the Name field and enter a formula in the Formula field in
**Insert Calculated Item**as shown in the following figure. You can use items in other fields in the formula but you canâ€™t use worksheet functions. In our example, we have entered**Qtr1 Commission**in the Name field, and this formula in the formula field:

`=10%*(Jan+Feb+Mar).`

- After that, click
**Add**.

Thus, the item **Qtr1 Commission** is inserted into the **Items** list.

- Using the above-mentioned process, create three more items for the conditions mentioned below:

Name field:** Qtr2 Commission**, Formula field: **=11%*(Apr+May+Jun)**

Name field: **Qtr3 Commission**, Formula field: **= 12%*(Jul+Aug+Sep)**

Name field: **Qtr4 Commission**, Formula field: **= 12.5%*(Oct+Nov+Dec)**

- Thus, we will have the newly added data in the table.

It will automatically be updated in the **PivotTable**.

This is how Inserting Calculated Item in Pivot Table is done.

## Conclusion

Thatâ€™s all for today. I have tried to explain the process of **how to insert a calculated item into Excel PivotTable**. It will be a matter of great pleasure for me if this article could help any Excel user even a little. For any further queries, comment below. You can visit our site for more articles about using Excel.

This is great, thank you.

But is there a way to have calculated item not included in the total calculation?

Hi Yenny,

Thanks for your query.

You can use the calculated items option only for those fields which are available in our pivot table. Because if the field did not show in the pivot table, the corresponding field will also not show in the item section of the dialog box, which appears after clicking on

Fields, Items, & Set,