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I have a Percent of Parent Column field that works fine. But in the axis of values, I only want one shown to make the table much more compact. Essentially imagine if you had a table showing the percent of different animal types in various water bodies. You had Mammals, Fish, Reptiles, etc. I have several other dimensions involved in the pivot tables, so the Percent of Parent Column is the one that always gives the correct value.

However, I only want to display the percentage for Mammals. So I filtered the animal types down to just mammals. Great, except now the percentage is only a percent of what is shown, meaning it is always 100%, since there are no other animal types displayed.

In Access there used to be a way to include hidden values when calculating percentages which is similar to what I need in Excel, but no such option have I been able to find in Excel. Any suggestions?

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eggsactly the same q here! –  Cel Apr 18 '13 at 10:29

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Could you not just hide the actual Excel columns (or rows) to achieve this appearance?

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Only works if the pivot table is static. Since you can change filters/slicers on a pivot table, then the column, such as G, is not always something I would want hidden. –  AaronLS Jun 12 '12 at 16:27

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