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    #DIV/0! in Pivot Table

    How can I make the data show in percentage when one item in a list of inventory are both zero in the pivot table instead of getting #DIV/0! error? (a row includes two columns: Cost: $0.00 and Sales: $0.00 and rest of the rows includes two columns: cost and sales varying from $.01 to $1,000,000?)

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    Re: #DIV/0! in Pivot Table

    Can you provide a workbook example?

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    Re: #DIV/0! in Pivot Table

    WorkbookExample.xlsx

    Here it is.

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    Re: #DIV/0! in Pivot Table

    Yea, I figured it was part of a formula. In your data tab, in the percentage column, add iferror(...,0). So:

    =IFERROR((D2-C2)/D2,0)

    This will return 0s for all errors. However, you should not average percentages, it gives the wrong percentage in the pivot table considering percentages are weighted numbers dependent on the numbers being calculated. For example:

    Ex1:
    Cost: 1
    Sales: 2
    %: 50%

    Ex2:
    Cost: 40
    Sales: 100
    %: 60%

    If you averaged these, you'd get 55%, which would inaccurately represent your data given that ex2 contains several more data points. Combining the two into Cost: 41, Sales: 102 give you %:~60%.


    If your formula for percentage on the data page is =(Sales-Cost)/Sales, then that should be what it is on the pivot table as well. Instead of the average column in your pivot table, you should make a calculated column with the formula =(Sales-Cost)/Sales.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: #DIV/0! in Pivot Table

    Didn't look exxample but try:

    Formula: copy to clipboard
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    Re: #DIV/0! in Pivot Table

    Thanks!!! It worked well.

    And also, thanks for the extra insight about mathematical perspective!

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