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I have a pivot table that shows A/R by the week it was calculated and the age of the claim. The column labels are the Week label (Current, Week 2, Week 3) and then the age of the claim 0-30 Days, 31-60 Days, etc. The row label is the insurance company who is paying the claim. I am doing grand totals on the columns, but I need to see the column grand total as a percent of the total grand total. For example, I can see that my "Current" 0-30 grand total is $345 and my "Current" 31-60 grand total is $35. But I need to know what % the 345 and 35 are of all of the "Current" grand totals. I can see my "Week 2" 0-30 grand total is $1083, and the 31-60 grand total is $75, but I need to know what % the 1083 and 75 are of all of the "Week 2" column grand totals. I know how to show an individual cell as a % of the row total, but can't seem to figure out how to do that for the grand totals row.

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and welcome to Stack! It's very difficult to understand from your input exact details, so for future questions try to provide workbook sample / screen or at list part of meaningful data typed here. However, the solution seems to be pretty simple (assuming I understood the input correctly): right click on the field you want to change, select Value Field Settings... and then select the option you need. For your needs I thing % of total is the choice:

pivot field settings

Hope that was helpful. In case you're happy with the solution - do not forget to tick the answer and therefore mark the thread solved. Good luck!

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Thanks Peter L. Since I'm new I can't post an image, but here's a link to a screenshot that shows exactly what I'm trying to do. I was sure I didn't explain it very well. content.screencast.com/users/brianburkett/folders/Jing/media/… –  Brian Burkett Jan 28 '13 at 14:01
    
@BrianBurkett Thanks for the screen! So, try to apply my suggestions to the field(s) - for me it seems that it will do the job. –  Peter L. Jan 28 '13 at 14:27
    
OK. I applied your suggestion and ran into a couple of issues. It does show the %, but converts the whole column to %. That was fine because I could just add the same column to the pivot twice to show the value plus the %. However, it calculates the % over the entire pivot, not the groupings separately. So where I need it to just calculate over "Current" and "Week 2" separately. Any ideas? –  Brian Burkett Jan 28 '13 at 14:33
    
@BrianBurkett If you could share a sample file - that would be extremely helpful, since it's very difficult to produce exactly the same table that you have for tryouts. –  Peter L. Jan 28 '13 at 14:34
    
OK. I've posted a file with the pertinent columns intact. webzax.com/test.xlsx Thanks for your help! –  Brian Burkett Jan 28 '13 at 14:44

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